Melodic and Polyrhythmic Development of John Coltrane's Spontaneous
Composition in a Racist Society
This study posits an essential relationship between the spontaneous
compositions of John Coltrane's late period, his musical evolution
from his formative years to the end of his career, his spiritual
development, and the socioculture in which he lived and created.
Because of this interdependence, it proposes that racism in American
society had significant negative impact upon the music of this African-American
composer and his musical colleagues.
0-7734-8574-0 Pages: 288 Year: 1997
Series: Studies in History and Interpretation of Music Number: 54
Subject Area: Music & Dance
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press