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Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

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Sun Ra, a.k.a. Herman Poole "Sonny" Blount (1914–1993), has been hailed as "one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz" (New York Times) and as "the missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy" (Rolling Stone). Composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn, Sun Ra led his "Intergalactic Arkestra" of thirty-plus musicians in a career that ranged from boogie-woogie and swing to be-bop, free jazz, fusion, and New Age music. This definitive biography reveals the life, philosophy, and musical growth of one of the twentieth century's greatest avant-garde musicians.

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"Sun Ra, a.k.a. Herman Poole ""Sonny"" Blount (1914–1993), has been hailed as ""one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz"" (New York Times) and as ""the missing link between Duke"

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John F. Szwed is Musser Professor of Anthropology, African-American Studies, Music, and American Studies at Yale University. He has written about music for TheVillage Voice, Vibe,the Boston Phoenix, and other publications. He lives in Connecticut.

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ISBN:
9780306808555
Author:
Szwed, John F.
Publisher:
Da Capo
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Sun Ra
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 24.5 oz

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