Craig Werner (essay date 1990)
SOURCE: Werner, Craig. “Leon Forrest and the AACM: The Jazz Impulse and the Legacy of the Chicago Renaissance.” In Leon Forrest: Introductions and Interpretations, edited by John G. Cawelti, pp. 127-51. Bowling Green, Ohio.: Bowling Green State University Press, 1990.
[In the following essay, Werner argues that the art and experience of Leon Forrest and other contemporary musicians and artists who have attempted to merge African-American tradition with European trends are part and parcel of the Chicago Renaissance. Werner also states that these connections are a significant contribution to the development of African-American culture in the United States, and deserving of more...
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