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Makes a speciality of performers whose personal kinds, through definition, go beyond conventional barriers of jazz and such a lot Western varieties of tune. The performers mentioned contain John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Daniel Carter, Billy Bang, and Jemeel Moondoc.

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Furthermore, while performing on stage, he has been known to point his saxophone at the audience in an aggressive manner. 23 The Role of Writers in Politicizing Out Jazz One of the most significant writers to address the sociopolitical implications of out) jazz is LeRoi Jones. Jones's influence in the out jazz scene began in the early 1960s. During this time he produced several out jazz concerts at Marzette Watts's loft in Greenwich Village. Milford Graves recalls that Jones sometimes read his own poems before or between performances.

In the antiwar movement, forthright and sometimes violent contempt for the Vietnam War was voiced among a growing number of leftist, white middle-class college students who also supported the doctrines of the civil rights movement. In the counterculture revolution, another cross section of the middle-class white population questioned their parents' middle-class values and the work ethic. " In other words, these youths refused to accept the conventional roles in which society expected them to live and behave.

In addressing these issues, this work focuses not only upon a number of Page 2 different musicians and their respective approaches to performing out but also upon how certain cultural and personal factors have influenced the music. By penetrating the music and worldviews of out performers in a comprehensive manner, I hope to resolve some of the more controversial issues surrounding out jazz and to make the music more understandable to jazz fans and scholars. This will also help to clarify the role of out music in the development of jazz.

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