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As Serious as Your Life Story of the New Jazz

Wilmer, Valerie

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ISBN 10: 0745302017 / ISBN 13: 9780745302010
Published by Pluto Press, 1987
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Binding tight. Pages unmarked but a little tanned. Solid b&w photo section. Cover is generally scuffed and has several mild creases, plus wear on edges, especially spine tips. ; 7.64 X 4.96 X 0.87 inches; 316 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 10566

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Title: As Serious as Your Life Story of the New ...

Publisher: Pluto Press

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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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.

About the Author:

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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