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Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers - British Jazz, 1960-1975 - Duncan Heining
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Duncan Heining has been writing about jazz, improvised music and 20th century composition since 1996. He has written for Avant Magazine, Record Collector, The Independent and The Independent On Sunday. His main outlets currently are Jazzwise, Jazz UK and the All About Jazz website. In 2010, Scarecrow Press published his biography of African-American composer and musical theorist George Russell, George Russell - An American Composer.
The British jazz scene can be described as “sexist” in its attitude and behaviour towards women performers. With respect to racism, the wider British society in the fifties and sixties was most certainly racist. It is probable that non-white jazz musicians were not always treated equally in the fifties and the sixties. This chapter seeks to understand how immigration contributed to British jazz, and the different experiences of white and black musicians coming to Britain to work.