Here is a link to another blogger’s post on jazz suites as they reflect the experience of black Americans (A Blog Supreme, NPR, by David Brent Johnson).
This topic is very similar to that of an article I will soon have published at All About Jazz entitled “The Harlem Renaissance and American Music.” In this article, I explore representations of African-American culture and history as it appeared in works by William Grant Still, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin.
I’m looking forward to exploring some of the suites mentioned by Johnson and comparing them to those I already know. I’ll post the link once it’s available.
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