The free jazz revolution that began in the 1950s has had a profound influence on both jazz & rock music. Widely misunderstood & even reviled by critics, free jazz represented an artistic & sociopolitical response to the economic, racial, & musical climate of America.
The Effect of Improvisation-Assisted Desensitization, and Music-Assisted Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Imagery on Reducing Pianists' Music Performance Anxiety Kim, Youngshin.
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