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  • blog May 19, 2015

    Before Afterword: George Lewis on the AACM as Opera

    George E. Lewis is many things: a Columbia professor whose work extends the study of improvisation beyond its traditional musical connotations, a composer whose work moves from computer-based improvisation to full orchestral scoring, a brilliant and versatile jazz trombonist, and … Read more »

  • hip-deep February 6, 2014

    Reimagining Africa: From Popular Swing to the Jazz Avant-Garde

    Everyone knows jazz: blues, improvisation, syncopated rhythm, all firmly rooted in Africa via Congo Square in New Orleans. But how have American jazz masters addressed the African ancestry of their music? On this Hip Deep edition, jazz historian Lewis Porter … Read more »

  • interview April 27, 2011

    George Lewis Interview

    Simon Rentner: I’m here with George E. Lewis, the author of the book A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music. First of all, why did you name your book A Power Stronger Than Itself? George Lewis: … Read more »

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