Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry

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In "When Malindy Sings" the great African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar writes about the power of African American music, the "notes to make the sound come right." In this book T. J. Anderson III, son of the brilliant composer, Thomas Anderson Jr., asserts that jazz became in the twentieth century not only a way of revising old musical forms, such as the spiritual and work song, but also a way of examining the African American social and cultural experience. He traces the growing history of jazz poetry and examines the ...

Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry 2004, University of Arkansas Press

ISBN-13: 9781557287694

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