Statements by Amiri Baraka and Louis Armstrong show the complex socio-politics o

Statements by Amiri Baraka and Louis Armstrong show the complex socio-politics of jazz music culture.
Discuss the extraordinary changes in jazz musical culture in from the mid-1940s to the 1950s. Make an
an argument in agreement or disagreement with their statements, citing evidence.
In your opinion, did bebop and modern jazz develop as a reaction against the culture of swing?
Was Baraka right? Why or why not? What defines the bebop sound?
What musicians discussed helped developed the style, and how?
Did it offer more creative freedom to musicians? Explain.
Your essay should include a description (in your own words) of one recording of either bebop or modern jazz discussed in class or in the textbook, that includes a specific discussion of instrumentation and performance techniques. This essay should reflect study of
the DeVeaux and Giddens textbook, chapters seven and eight.

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