PLUNKY - JUJUJAZZFUNK& ONENESS IS a musician's chronicle of his life in momentous events,pictures and travel journals.Plunky is a record producer,writer of over 400 songs and producer of a documentary film on Afro-Cuban music. A political activist,educator and writer,
Mr.Branch was recognized by the Library of Virginia as one of the
2015 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History.
"James "Plunky"Branch's memoir is at once a backstage pass,a road diary,
and a rich archive of an extraordinary life in music.Peripatetic and unbossed,
bold-voiced and wise,Plunkyis a polyrhythmic excursion through the full range of black diasporic music,from avant garde jazz to funk,from R&B to
African percussion. "
- Brent Hayes Edwards,Professor of Jazz Studies at Columbia University
"Reading his book, it is evident that Plunky seeks and imparts wisdom through music, and is relentless in his pursuit of new ways to elevate our collective consciousness. I met Plunky over 40 years ago when he frequented my performances as a fan of my music. - Pharaoh Sanders, saxophonist
Plunky's autobiography is a blueprint for the next generations to use to prepare to take up the banner."
- B.J.Brown,Executive Director,Richmond Jazz Society
"Plunky's writing is conversational, in that it's like listening to him speak to me right here. I like that! And, it's a history lesson: there is so much the listening public doesn't know or wouldn't know unless told by an music insider...and Plunky was an insider. This is His-Story. From the first chapter I kept thinking "More, More, I want More!" - Faunee, Washington, DC jazz on air radio personality
|Publisher:||Cool Grove Publishing, Inc|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)|