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The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop

  • Author: Ramsey, Guthrie P.



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  • Acknowledgments Introduction
  • 1. "Cullud Boys with Beards": Serious Black Music and the Art of Bebop
  • 2. Something Else: The Tests and Triumphs of a Modernist
  • 3. Notes and Tones: Black Genius in the Social Order
  • 4. Making the Changes: Jazz Manhood, Bebop Virtuosity, and a New Social Contract
  • 5. Exploding Narratives and Structures in the Art of Bud Powell Coda: Cultural Validation and Requiem for a Heavyweight Notes Selected Bibliography Credits Index