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Jazz/Not JazzThe Music and Its Boundaries$
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David Ake, Charles Hiroshi Garrett, and Daniel Goldmark

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520271036

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520271036.001.0001

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The Sound of Struggle

The Sound of Struggle

Black Revolutionary Nationalism and Asian American Jazz

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(p.190) CHAPTER 9 The Sound of Struggle
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Jazz/Not Jazz
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Loren Kajikawa

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520271036.003.0010

This chapter explores the lives and music of a group of mainly Chinese American and Japanese American musicians that came together in the 1980s to support one another under the rubric of Asian American jazz and creative music. Black nationalist ideas about music and race proved especially attractive to these musicians, and free jazz in particular inspired them to put forward their own revolutionary dreams through music. Personal interviews with many participants—including Glenn Horiuchi, Francis Wong, Mark Izu, Jason Kao Hwang, and Jon Jang—trace the cultivation of an Asian voice within jazz's complicated cultural history.

Keywords:   jazz, Asian American jazz, black nationalism, Glenn Horiuchi, Francis Wong, Mark Izu, Jason Kao Hwang, Jon Jang

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