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Highway 61 Revisited: The Tangled Roots of American Jazz, Blues, Rock, & Country Music [First Edition]0195154819, 9780195154818, 9781423784913

Author : Gene Santoro
"""Description:What do Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Cassandra Wilson, and Ani DiFranco have in common? In Highway 61 Revisited, acclaimed music critic Gene Santoro says the answer is jazz--not just the musical style, but jazz's distinctive ambiance and attitudes. As legendary bebop rebel Charlie Parker once put it, ""If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."" Unwinding that Zen-like statement, Santoro traces how jazz's existential art has infused outstanding musicians in nearly every wing of American popular music--blues, folk, gospel, psychedelic rock, country, bluegrass, soul, funk, hiphop--with its parallel process of self-discovery and artistic creation through musical improvisation. Taking less-traveled paths through the last century of American pop, Highway 61 Revisited maps unexpected musical and cultural links between such apparently disparate figures as Louis Armstrong, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Herbie Hancock
Categories: Art Music: Guitar
Year :2004
Publisher :
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 320[321]
File Info : pdf 2 Mb

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