Blues and the Mortal Toil
Professor Cecil Lytle
Blues evolved to become the universal vehicle for the expression of joy in the midst of ineffable grief. Although evolved from slave songs of an earlier century, the inherent contradiction in the Blues proves to be a very domestic and very democratic idea of the modern era. Once again, Professor Cecil Lytle joins us to discuss and perform Blues as literature.
Instructor: Cecil Lytle is both a classical and a jazz pianist. He served as chair of the Music Department and Provost of Thurgood Marshall College at UC San Diego. Although semi-retired, he regularly teaches classes in La Jolla and in Paris, where he teaches a Global Seminar entitled “Jazz in Paris.” Lytle is a founding member of the award-winning Preuss School at UCSD. UCSD Chancellor Kosla awarded Lytle the Revelle Medal in 2016 in recognition of his sustained, distinguished, and extraordinary service to the campus.
Coordinator: Steve Clarey
Course Number: OSHR-70023 Credit: 0 units
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Day and Time:
Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.