Preface: The AACM and American ExperimentalismIntroduction: An AACM Book: Origins, Antecedents, Objectives, MethodsChapter SummariesAcknowledgmentsChapter 1: Foundations and PrehistoryComing North: From Great Migration to Great DepressionEarly Musical ExperiencesImprovisation and Autodidacticism in 1950s ChicagoThe End of an EraChapter 2: New Music, New YorkCultures of Spontaneity: Integrationism and the Two Avant-GardesBeyond a Bebop Boundary: The Challenge of New MusicCritical Responses: Anger, Noise, FailureA Far Cry from New York: Segregation and Chicago MusicChapter 3: The Development of the Experimental BandAlternative Pedagogies of Experimental MusicEyes on the Sparrow: The First New ChicagoansChapter 4: Founding the CollectiveUrban Decline and the Turn to CommunitarianismBorn on the Kitchen Table: Conceiving the AssociationNaming Ceremony: Black Power and Black InstitutionsChapter 5: First FruitsThe First Year: Concerts, Critics, and IssuesNew Arrivals and the University of ChicagoTravel, Recording, and IntermediaMemories of the Sun: The AACM and Sun RaChapter 6: The AACM Takes OffThe Black Arts Movement in ChicagoNew Arrivals and New IdeasThe AACM SchoolPerforming and Self-DeterminationCultural Nationalism in Postmodern TransitionChapter 7: Americans in ParisConceiving the World AudienceLe Nouveau Paris Noir: Collectivity, Competition, and ExcitementThe Politics of Culture: Black Power and May 1968Die Emanzipation: The Rise of European Free ImprovisationHomecomingChapter 8: The AACM’s Next WaveMore from the Midwest: The Black Artists GroupNew Elbows on the Table: The AACM’s Second WaveTen Years After: The Association Comes of AgeChapter 9: The AACM in New YorkMigration and InvasionEurope and the LoftsBeyond a Binary: The AACM and the Crisis in CriticismDiversity and Its Discontents: New American Music after the Jazz AgeChapter 10: The New Regime in ChicagoGenerational Shifts in the CollectiveThe Two Cultures and a New ChapterForm and Funding: Philanthropy and Black Music in the 1970sStrains, Swirls, and SplitsChapter 11: Into the Third DecadeThe 1980s: Canons and HeterophonyGreat Black Music: The Local and the GlobalLeading the Third Wave: The New Women of the AACMChapter 12: Transition and ReflectionsNew York in TransitionChicago in ReflectionJ’ai deux amours . . .AfterwordThe Way of the ArrangerThe IndividualThe BookExpansion and SacrificeBoxing with TraditionRegretsSurvivalContemplating the Post-jazz ContinuumAtmospheresFuturesAppendix A: List of Interviews Conducted by the AuthorAppendix B: Selected AACM RecordingsBibliographyNotesIndex
George Lewis (Author)
George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002, Lewis has made over 120 recordings as composer or performer.