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The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art

The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art

by Graham Lock, David Murray
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ISBN-13: 9780195340518
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/02/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Graham Lock is a freelance writer, Special Lecturer in American Music, University of Nottingham, and author, Forces in Motion: Anthony Braxton and the Meta-reality of Creative Music (Quartet, 1988), Chasing the Vibration: Meetings with Creative Musicians (Stride, 1994), and Blutopia: Visions of the Future and Revisions of the Past in the Work of Sun Ra, Duke Ellington and Anthony Braxton (Duke, 1999), and editor, Mixtery: A Festschrift for Anthony Braxton (Stride, 1995).

David Murray is Professor of American Studies, University of Nottingham, and author, Indian Giving: Economies of Power in Early Indian-White Exchanges (Massachusetts UP, 2000), Forked Tongues: Speech, Writing and Representation in North American Indian Texts (Indiana UP, 1992), and Matter, Magic and Spirit: Representing Indian and African American Belief (Pennsylvania UP, 2007).

Table of Contents

1. "Selling that Stuff": Advertising Art and Early Blues on 78s, Paul Oliver
2. Blues on the Brush: Rose Piper's Blues and Negro Folk Songs Paintings of the 1940s, Graham Lock
3. Michael Cummings: Stitching in Tempo. Interview
4. "Pure Eye Music": Norman Lewis, Abstract Expressionism, and Bebop, Sara Wood
5. Sam Middleton: The Painter as Improvising Soloist. Interview
6. The Enigma of Bob Thompson, Richard H. King
7. Wadsworth Jarrell and AFRICOBRA: Sheets of Color, Sheets of Sound. Interview
8. "We Used to Say 'Stashed'": Romare Bearden Paints the Blues, Robert O'Meally
9. "Blues and the Abstract Truth." Or, Did Romare Bearden Really Paint Jazz?, Johannes Völz
10. Joe Overstreet: Light in Darkness. Interview
11. Royalty, Heroism, and the Streets: The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Farris Thompson
12. Ellen Banks: The Geometries of the Score. Interview
13. "And You Slip into the Breaks and Look Around": Jazz and Everyday Life in the Photographs of Roy DeCarava, Richard Ings
14. A Jackson in the House (Musicians Talk Painters). Interview i. Marty Ehrlich on Oliver Jackson ii. Jane Ira Bloom on Jackson Pollock

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