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Publisher Comments:

"Jones has learned—and this has been very rare in jazz criticism—to write about music as an artist."—Nat Hentoff ks

Black Music is a book about the brilliant young jazz musicians of the early 1960s: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, and others. It is composed of essays, reviews, interviews, liner notes, musical analyses, and personal impressions from 1959–1967. Also includes Amiri Baraka's reflections in a 2009 interview with Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly.

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 from 2002 to 2004 by the New Jersey Commission on Humanities. His most recent book, Tales of the Out and the Gone (Akashic Books, 2007), was a New York Times Editors' Choice and winner of a PEN/Beyond Margins Award. He lives in Newark, New Jersey.

Synopsis:

The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka's seminal work, Blues People.

Synopsis:

Literary Nonfiction. Music. African American Studies. The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka's seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series, BLACK MUSIC is a book about the brilliant young jazz musicians of the early 1960s: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, and others. It is composed of essays, reviews, interviews, liner notes, musical analyses, and personal impressions from 1959-1967.

About 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 from 2002 to 2004 by the New Jersey Commission on Humanities. His most recent book, Tales of the Out and the Gone (Akashic Books, 2007), was a New York Times Editors' Choice and winner of a PEN/Beyond Margins Award. He lives in Newark, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933354934
Author:
Jones, Leroi
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Author:
Jones (Amiri Baraka), LeRoi
Author:
LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)
Author:
Jones, LeRoi
Author:
Baraka, Amiri
Author:
Baraka, Leroi Jones / Amiri
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
AkashiClassics: Renegade Reprint Series
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 x 0.7 in 9 oz

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The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka's seminal work, Blues People.
"Synopsis" by , Literary Nonfiction. Music. African American Studies. The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka's seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series, BLACK MUSIC is a book about the brilliant young jazz musicians of the early 1960s: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, and others. It is composed of essays, reviews, interviews, liner notes, musical analyses, and personal impressions from 1959-1967.
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