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OHAM: Imamu Amiri Baraka on Ellington

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Imamu Amiri Baraka

With Members of Vivian Perlis’ Ellington Seminar

Yale University

October 4, 1977

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Side A:                                                                                                                       p. 1

Learning about jazz--Sterling Brown--Howard University--learning to talk about jazz--bebop criticism--middle-class critics--various standards-the blues scale--social and economic basis to jazz--Ellington’s music built out of one context--Fletcher Henderson--“New York, New York”--Duke’s music as impressionism--Dizzy Gillespie’s band--Billy Eckstine’s band--Duke and Charles Ives compared--the one-night stands.

Side B:                                                                                                                       p. 21

Popular music vs. unplayed music--applying criteria--learning to understand national oppression--Cecil Taylor--Anthony Braxton--Charles Mingus--Jungle music--Sun Ra--Art Ensemble--Miles Davis.