By Bill Banfield
By supplying a concentrated exam of the old improvement of Black track artistry, Banfield formulates a useable philosophy tied to how such song is made, formed, and services. In so doing, he explores Black track tradition from 3 angles: historical past, schooling, and the inventive paintings of the musicians who've moved the artwork ahead. as well as tracing Black song from its African roots to its quite a few modern expressions, together with jazz, soul, R&B, funk, and hip hop, Banfield profiles probably the most vital musicians over the past century: W.C. convenient, Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, count number Basie, Mary Lou Williams, John Coltrane, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie ask yourself, between others.Cultural Codes offers a tutorial and philosophical framework for college kids and students attracted to the traditions, the improvement, the innovators, and the relevance of Black music.
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