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Blutopia: Visions of the Future and Revisions of the Past in the Work of Sun Ra, Duke Ellington, and Anthony Braxton

  • Author: Lock, Graham
[Lock's] book offers a very fertile line of thought, and he must be right that it could be applied to other African American music from Scott Joplin to Cecil Taylor. There's copious annotation... More…

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Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Blutopia
  • Part I: Sun Ra: A Starward Eye
  • 1. Astro Black: Mythic Future, Mythic Past
  • 2. Of Aliens and Angels: Mythic Identity
  • Part II: Duke Ellington: Tone Parallels
  • 3. In the Jungles of America: History Without Saying It
  • 4. Zajj: Renegotiating Her Story
  • Part III: Anthony Braxton: Crossroad Axiums
  • 5. All the Things You Are: Legba's Legacy
  • 6. Going to the Territory: Sound Maps of the Meta-Real
  • Coda: House of Voices, Sea of Music
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index of Compositions and Recordings
  • Index