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Freedom Is, Freedom Ain’t

Jazz and the Making of the Sixties

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$32.00 • £27.95 • €29.95

ISBN 9780674018532

Publication Date: 11/30/2005


408 pages

12 halftones, 2 musical examples


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  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Hard Bop and the Impulse to Freedom
  • I. A New Intellectual Vernacular
    • 1. Birth of the Cool: The Early Career of the Hipster
    • 2. Radicalism by Another Name: The White Negro Meets the Black Negro
  • II. Redefining Youth Culture
    • 3. Riot on a Summer’s Day: White Youth and the Rise of the Jazz Festival
    • 4. The Riot in Reverse: The Newport Rebels, Langston Hughes, and the Mockery of Freedom
  • III. The Sound of Struggle
    • 5. Outrageous Freedom: Charles Mingus and the Invention of the Jazz Workshop
    • 6. “This Freedom’s Slave Cries”: Listening to the Jazz Workshop
  • IV. Freedom’s Saint
    • 7. The Serious Side of Hard Bop: John Coltrane’s Early Dramas of Deliverance
    • 8. Loving A Love Supreme: Coltrane, Malcolm, and the Revolution of the Psyche
  • V. In and Out of the Whirlwind
    • 9. “Love, Like Jazz, Is a Four Letter Word”: Jazz and the Counterculture
    • 10. The Road to “Soul Power”: The Many Ends of Hard Bop
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2004 Woody Guthrie Award, U.S. Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music

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