As you listen to Lonely Woman by Ornette Coleman, Bulbs by Cecil Taylor and Ghosts by Albert Ayler, write down your impressions. Describe what you are hearing. What instruments are playing and how do they sound? Use your own words. Musical jargon is not necessary. How does this music make you feel? In your estimation, what is the skill level of the performers. Does this music sound as if it has a plan? Do the instruments and parts fit together?
Describe how the character of any or all of these recordings might have been a reflection of the struggle for equal rights for African-Americans in the 1960s.
Finally, tell the reader if you liked or disliked these pieces and why. Be honest. All of this should take up roughly one typed, double-spaced page. Use your Team’s Discussion Forum to share your research paper with your Team members.