As Serious As Your Life: Black Music And The Free Jazz Revolution, 1957-1977

byVal WilmerForeword byRichard Williams

June 22, 2018|
As Serious As Your Life: Black Music And The Free Jazz Revolution, 1957-1977 by Val Wilmer
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In this classic account of the new black music of the 1960s and 70s, celebrated photographer and jazz historian Val Wilmer tells the story of how a generation of revolutionary musicians established black music as the true vanguard of American culture. Placing the achievements of African-American artists such as Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Sun Ra in their broader political and social context, Wilmer evokes an era of extraordinary innovation and experimentation that continues to inspire musicians today. As vital now as when it was first published in 1977, As Serious As Your Life is the essential story of one of the most dynamic musical movements of the twentieth century.
Val Wilmer is an internationally acclaimed photographer, journalist, author and black music historian who has been documenting African-American music since 1959. In that time she has interviewed and photographed almost every significant figure in post-war jazz, blues and R&B, from Louis Armstrong and Thelonious Monk to Sun Ra and Alber...
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Title:As Serious As Your Life: Black Music And The Free Jazz Revolution, 1957-1977
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:432 pages, 7.78 X 5.66 X 1.14 in
Shipping dimensions:432 pages, 7.78 X 5.66 X 1.14 in
Published:June 22, 2018
Publisher:Serpent's Tail
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781788160711

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