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Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties

  title={Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties},
  author={Scott Saul},
I consider hard bop to be a musical facet of the freedom movement–an extension particularly of the idea of direct action into the realm of structurally improvised music. The hard bop group, with its loose, spontaneous interplay and its firm sense of a collective groove, modeled a dynamic community that was democratic in ways that took exception to the supposedly benign normalcy of 1950s America. (6) Saul’s expansive study draws its name from Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, from a sermon… 
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