The Impact of Black Nationalist Ideology on American Jazz Music of the 1960s and 1970s

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The purpose of this monograph is threefold: to explore the development of modern black nationalist thought of the 1960s and 1970s and locate it within the tradition of modern black nationalism and cultural revitalization that emerged during the early decades of the 20th century; to demonstrate how a group of musicians operating in the style of American jazz music referred to as the 'New Black Music' embraced the various tenets of modern black nationalism and attempted to put these ideas into practice in the ...
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Overview

The purpose of this monograph is threefold: to explore the development of modern black nationalist thought of the 1960s and 1970s and locate it within the tradition of modern black nationalism and cultural revitalization that emerged during the early decades of the 20th century; to demonstrate how a group of musicians operating in the style of American jazz music referred to as the 'New Black Music' embraced the various tenets of modern black nationalism and attempted to put these ideas into practice in the production of their music; and to demonstrate how the study of music can be utilized effectively to enhance our understanding of cultural, political, and social phenomena in American society.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780773466463
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Black Studies
  • Pages: 188

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Ch. I The Colonized Black Nation: The Basic and Development of Black Nationalist Thought of the 1960s and 1970s 19
National Ideology 20
Assimilation/Integration 25
Revolution and the Decolonization Process 29
Revitalization and the Re-Emergence of Black Nationalism 31
Varieties of Black Nationalism 37
Cultural Nationalism 37
Educational Nationalism 38
Religious Nationalism 38
Revolutionary Nationalism 38
Conclusion 39
Ch. II Culture, Jazz, and the New Black Music: Political Weapons 41
Revolution on the Cultural Front 41
Cultural Nationalism 43
Soul Music as Nationalist Expression 45
Pre-Nationalist Jazz 46
New Orleans: A Case Study 49
Imitators and the Commodification of Jazz 55
Inclinations: Black Nationalism in Jazz 58
The New Black Music 59
Self-Definition 60
Self-Assessment 60
Economic Self-Reliance and Control 61
Unity and Communication 61
Ch. III The Power to Elevate and Define One's Own Identity, Consciousness, and the new Black Music 63
Black Cultural Revitalization 64
The New Negro: The Harlem Renaissance and Marcus Garvey 65
Black is Beautiful: Self-Identity and Black Aesthetics 69
"Jazz": Another Name for Nigger? 72
Ch. IV The Power to Elevate and Define One's Own: Cultural Revitalization and the Pursuit of a Black Aesthetic 79
African Liberation, Frantz Fanon, and Black Cultural Nationalism 79
Frantz Fanon and the Role of National Culture in the Decolonization Process 81
Black Cultural Nationalism of the 1960s 85
Black Arts and the Black Aesthetic 88
The Black Aesthetic and the New Black Music 91
Poly-Rhythms, Texture, and Collective Improvisation 96
The Chicagoans. A Case Study 98
Ch. V "You Own It and We Make It": Economic Black Nationalism and the New Black Music 107
The Economic Colonization of Black Americans 108
The Economics of Jazz Music: A Brief History 113
Musical Colonialism and the New Black Music 115
The Recording Industry 117
The Jazz Clubs 118
From Commodity to Art: Economic and Artistic Control 121
The Loft Movement 122
Collectives 123
Independent Record Companies and Labels 126
Conclusion: the Impossible Revolution? Black Nationalism and the New Black Music 129
App The Tributaries of American Jazz Music 139
Bibliography 149
Index 161
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