Improvised Music after 1950: Afrological and Eurological Perspectives

  title={Improvised Music after 1950: Afrological and Eurological Perspectives},
  author={George E. Lewis},
  journal={Black Music Research Journal},
Since the early 1950s, controversy over the nature and function of improvisation in musical expression has occupied considerable attention among improvisers, composers, performers, and theorists active in that sociomusical art world that has constructed itself in terms of an assumed high-culture bond between selected sectors of the European and American musical landscapes. Prior to 1950, the work of many composers operating in this art world tended to be completely notated, using a well-known… 
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