Soundtrack to a Movement  


Soundtrack to a Movement
NYU Press | April 27, 2021 | 256 pages
ISBN: 9781479806768

Explores how jazz helped propel the rise of African American Islam during the era of global Black liberation Amid the social change and liberation of the civil rights and Black Power movements, the tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp recorded a tribute to Malcolm X’s emancipatory political consciousness. Shepp saw similarities between his revolutionary hero and John Coltrane, one of the most influential jazz musicians of the era.