A Night in Tunisia: Imaginings of Africa in Jazz

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1992 - Music - 244 pages
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(Limelight). "...his economical writing style ... manages to pack lots of information and opinion into a few carefully chosen words ... Besides detail work well-grounded in scholarship...the author isn't afraid to interpolate such generalizations and speculations as he sees fit; he may be the Stephen Hawking of jazz criticism." Bob Tarte, The Beat
 

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Jazz buff Weinstein outlines the styles of 13 musicians while connecting their diverse sounds to an Afrocentric vision. This connection, he claims, runs deeper than most jazz writers acknowledge. The ... Read full review

Contents

Earliest Intimations of a Return to
21
Madame Zzaj Testifies Why a Drum Is a Woman
37
The Evolution of a Standard
48
Sounding the African Cry
60
George Russell Teaches Us to Play
73
The Play of Roots and Folklore
82
Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation
94
Talking Piano Like a Drum
107
Travelling Through a New World
127
Magical Portraits for the Diaspora
135
ReVisioning the Geography
145
Sunny Murray and the Creation of Time
159
Journey to Africa
166
Discography I
199
Selected Play lists of the African Theme
226
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Drumming the Tales of African
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