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Amy C. Beal

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036361

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.001.0001

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Social Studies

Social Studies

The Jazz Composers Guild and the Jazz Composers Orchestra

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(p.27) 3 Social Studies
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Carla Bley
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Amy C. Beal

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.003.0004

This chapter focuses on the Jazz Composers Guild and the Jazz Composers Guild Orchestra, which directly affected Bley's career. The Jazz Composers Guild was a member-run musicians' cooperative. Composers involved in the guild acknowledged their music as a branch of noncommercial, avant-garde art music in desperate need of subsidy and aimed to find support through foundation grants. Later in 1964, the Jazz Composers Guild produced a series of events featuring music by Bley and by some of the leading avant-garde jazz composers of the time, all of whom were founding members of the guild. Bley then created the Jazz Composers Guild Orchestra because having a band was a requirement of being in the guild.

Keywords:   Jazz Composers Guild, Jazz Composers Guild Orchestra, avant-garde art music, jazz composers

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