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Black Music Leroi Jones


253 pgs. Akashic Books, Publisher

This reissue--the long out-of-print sequel to his classic BLUES PEOPLE--features a highly provocative and profoundly insightful collection of essays on jazz criticism, the creative process, and the development of a new way forward for black artists. BLACK MUSIC is a book about the brilliant young jazz musicians of the early 1960s: John Coltrance, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, and others. This rich and vital collection is comprised of essays, reviews, interviews, liner notes, musical analyses, and personal impressions from 1959-1967.

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