Traces the history of American jazz through its greatest musicians, providing detailed bibliographical material on John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman and many others. The author also explores the culture of jazz, shaped by tradition and economic and social forces.
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Valerie Wilmer is a music historian who has been documenting African-American music since 1959. She has written several books on the subject and documented her life in jazz in her autobiography - Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This. She is on the advisory panel of the prestigious New Grove Dictionary of Jazz and her photography features in the permanent collections of several museums. She lives in London.
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Book Description Serpent's Tail, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021852422343