Black Music

Black Music

by Amiri Baraka, LeRoi Jones
     
 

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In brilliant discussions of black musicians from Billie Holiday and Thelonious Monk to Charlie Parker, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, and Sun-Ra, LeRoi Jones examines each musician's personality, background, musical ambitions, accomplishments, and disappointments to illuminate both the context and spirit of jazz.

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In brilliant discussions of black musicians from Billie Holiday and Thelonious Monk to Charlie Parker, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, and Sun-Ra, LeRoi Jones examines each musician's personality, background, musical ambitions, accomplishments, and disappointments to illuminate both the context and spirit of jazz.

Editorial Reviews

Stanley Dance
...[S]till has an immediacy from the fact that its author was listening to the "new music" in clubs and talking to the musicians.
JazzTimes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306808142
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/21/1998
Series:
Music Series
Edition description:
1 DA CAPO
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author


LeRoi Jones (now known as Amiri Baraka) is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey by the N.J. Commission on Humanities, from 2002-2004. His last two books of poetry, Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems and Un Poco Low Coup received tremendous critical acclaim.

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