The Grateful Dead in Concert
Essays on Live ImprovisationBook - 2010
This book offers a spirited analysis of the unique improvisational character of Grateful Dead music and its impact on appreciative fans. The 20 essays capture distinct facets of the Grateful Dead phenomenon from a broad range of scholarly angles. The band's trademark synergizing focus is discussed as a function of complex musical improvisation interlaced with the band members' collective assimilation of an impressive range of marginal musical forms and lyrical traditions. These facets are shown to produce a vibrant Deadhead experience, resulting in community influences still morphing in new directions 45 years after the band's initial impact.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 
Copyright Date: ℗♭2010
Branch Call Number: 782.421660922 G771A
Characteristics: ix, 355 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm