The Artsman Cometh
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 sixties had created many possibilities in the arts, allowing new forms to emerge in dance, music, theatre, literature and, to a lesser extent, film. A sense had begun to emerge that jazz as a developing practice, one as reliant on composition as upon improvisation, was becoming a separate musical sphere, similar to that of contemporary art music.