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Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman

By Stephen Rush

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Format: Hardback, 318 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 September 2016
Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman discusses Ornette Coleman's musical philosophy of "Harmolodics," an improvisational system deeply inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. Falling under the guise of "free jazz," Harmolodics can be difficult to understand, even for seasoned musicians and musicologists. Yet this book offers a clear and thorough approach to these complex methods, outlining Coleman's position as the developer of a logical-and historically significant-system of jazz improvisation. Included here are detailed musical analyses of improvisations, accompanied by full transcriptions. Intimate interviews between the author and Coleman explore the deeper issues at work in Harmolodics; issues of race, class, sex, and poverty. The principle of human equality quickly emerges as a central tenet of Coleman's life and music. Harmolodics is best understood when viewed in its essential form: both as a theory of improvisation and as an artistic expression of racial and human equality.

Table of Contents

Part 1 1. Historical Context 2. An Introduction to Harmolodics 3. Transposition and Harmolodics 4. A Definition of Harmolodics: The Shape of Jazz to Come 5. An Argument for a Harmolodic Approach to Jazz Instruction Part 2 6. An Interview with Ornette Coleman, with Reflections 7. Post-Interview Reflections Part 3 8. Analysis and Transcription of Harmolodic Compositions I "Family Reunion" II "Giggin'" III "When Will the Blues Leave?" IV "Mob Job" V "Peace" VI "Theme from a Symphony, Variation 1" VII "Peace Warriors" VIII "Shades of Jazz" IX "Humpty Dumpty" X "Doughnut" 9. Full Transriptions of All Solos

About the Author

Stephen Rush is a Professor of Music at the University of Michigan.

Reviews

"Dr. Rush's thorough investigation of Ornette's theories and performances ... supports the idea that innovation is the logical extension of a tradition, not a radical departure from it. The parallels to the music of Mr. Coleman's youth and the historical events surrounding Black Americans' fight for civil rights is also quite compelling." -Branford Marsalis

EAN: 9781138122925
ISBN: 1138122920
Publisher: Routledge
Dimensions: 25.4 x 17.8 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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