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In The Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition by Fred Moten

Fred Moten has crafted a fine reading experience with his IN THE BREAK. In addition to the Acknowledgments and "Resistance of the Object: Aunt Hesters Scream" there is a nice notes and index section for quick reference. The closing "Resistance of the Object: Adrian Piper's Theatricality" makes for fascinating reading. The book is divided into three sections.

Part One "The Sentimental Avant-Garde" covers the following topics: "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love" "Voices/Forces" "Sound in Florescence (Cecil Taylor Floating Garden)" "Praying with Eric." Part Two "In The Break" contains four writings and the one titled "The Dark Lady and the Sexual Cut" will intrigue readers with its straight-ahead approach and intimate analysis "Visible Music" there are three writings including the insightful "Black mo"nin" in the Sound of the Photograph."

Fred Moten is a gifted writer who utilizes the finest aspects of nonfiction research writing and this book is a fine addition to jazz studies. The notes section is indepth and a welcome addition to the material being presented.

This book will fascinate jazz readers for different reasons. This is a fine reading experience. Suggest to your local Ordering Librarian this book for inclusion in the local library for its patrons.'For those wanting an indepth look at black jazz, this book will be an invaluable reference. For those interested in African American Studies, this is a must-have book for the home library. Fred Moten has written a fine book in his IN THE BREAK.

Additional Info

  • Book Title: In The Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition
  • Author: Fred Moten
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Book Type:: Non-Fiction
  • ISBN: 816641005
  • Rating: Five Stars
  • Number of Pages: 315
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