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Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana

  • Author: Feld, Steven
[A] vital statement about the infinitely nuanced nature of cultural exchange between Africa and America, and how our fullest understanding of jazz history might be furthered by enquiries like... More…



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  • Opus xi
  • Four-Bar Intro
  • "The Shape of Jazz to Come" 1
  • Vamp In, Head
  • Acoustemology in Accra: On Jazz Cosmopolitanism 11
  • First Chorus, with Transposition
  • Guy Warren / Ghanaba: From Afro-Jazz to Handel via Max Roach 51
  • Second Chorus, Blow Free
  • Nii Noi Nortey: From Pan-Africanism to Afrifones via John Coltrane 87
  • Third Chorus, Back Inside
  • Nii Otoo Annan: From Toads to Polyrhythm via Elvin Jones and Rashied Ali 119
  • Fourth Chorus, Shout to the Groove
  • Por Por: From Honk Horns to Jazz Funerals via New Orleans 159
  • Head Again, Vamp Out
  • Beyond Diasporic Intimacy 199
  • "Dedicated to You" 245
  • Horn Backgrounds, Riffs Underneath 249
  • Themes, Players 299