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As Serious As Your Life: John Coltrane and Beyond (Paperback)
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As Serious As Your Life: John Coltrane and Beyond (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 09/12/1999
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As essential now as when it was first published in 1977, As Serious As Your Life celebrates jazz with passion and conviction. Covering the dynamic period 1960-1976, Valerie Wilmer powerfully evokes a remarkable revolutionary musical era that continues to inspire generations of musicians. Valerie Wilmer evaluates the musical careers of both the famous names of the time - Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra and Cecil Taylor - and those of less well-known artists. It is her unique approach - placing the 'new jazz' in its political and social context - that makes As Serious As Your Life a classic of jazz criticism.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781852427306
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Main


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The best of those books that found evidence of a black revolution or resurgence in the musical achievements of Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler and others * Guardian *
Exceptionally illuminating... one of the relatively few indispensable books about America's classical music * Nat Hentoff ?A very powerful and proud Black book... it sings the praise-song of the procreators of the new music and their direct descendents? Coda *
An exceptionally illuminating book on jazz now - and on music to come. Indeed, it's one of the relatively few indispensable books about America's classical music -- Nat Hentoff

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