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Black Music Matters: Jazz and the Transformation of Music Studies

by Ed Sarath Rowman and Littlefield
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Hbk 256 pages
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Black Music Matters: Jazz and the Transformation of Music Studies is among the first books to examine music studies reform through the lens of African American music, as well as the emergent field of consciousness studies. It is inspired by conversations on race and a rich body of literature on the place of black music in American culture.

Sarath engages the reader in the critical questions facing us today, how we understand, maintain, uphold, and use American heritages of Black music culture and appreciate its importance globally. His thesis and arguments are sound, soulful, and hugely sensible.
Ed Sarath is professor of music at the University of Michigan, director of the U-M Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies, and is active worldwide as a performer, composer, recording artist, and scholar. He is founder and president of the International Society for Improvised Music and is lead author of the widely read CMS Manifesto, which appears in the coauthored book Redesigning Music Studies in an Age of Change.