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Space is the Place : The Lives and Times of Sun Ra - John F. Szwed

Space is the Place

The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

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Published: 22nd August 1998
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Sun Ra, a.k.a. Herman Poole "Sonny" Blount (1914-1993), has been hailed as "one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz" "(New York Times)" and as "the missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy" "(Rolling Stone)." Composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn, Sun Ra led his "Intergalactic Arkestra" of thirty-plus musicians in a career that ranged from boogie-woogie and swing to be-bop, free jazz, fusion, and New Age music. This definitive biography reveals the life, philosophy, and musical growth of one of the twentieth century's greatest avant-garde musicians.

* Introduction * Space Is The Place * Notes * Selected Bibliography * Discography (by Robert L. Campbell)

ISBN: 9780306808555
ISBN-10: 0306808552
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 22nd August 1998
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.72