Tag Archives: Amiri Baraka

Il Gruppo Speaks!

Patrick Dunagan’s ”Is This Olson” (CL Blog, Sept. 12, 2013 ) keenly  addresses  the recent attempt by members of Il Gruppo to respond to Heriberto Yépez’s misguided book on Charles Olson, The Empire of Neomemory.  As members of Il Gruppo, … Continue reading

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Black History: American Classical Music?

Did you know City Lights has an entire bookshelf dedicated to writings on jazz? From Sun Ra to Sarah Vaughn, John Coltrane to Don Cherry… Digging     The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music Amiri Baraka In the essay “Jazz … Continue reading

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