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

Space is the Place

The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

Paperback Published: 10th October 2000
ISBN: 9781841950556
Number Of Pages: 512

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This ground-breaking biography is as much about Sun Ra's music as it is about his passionate, often wildly unorthodox views on the galaxy, black people and spiritual matters. With the various incarnations of his inimitable Arkestra, his repertoire ranged from boogie-woogie to swing to be-bop to fusion to New Age, and his influence extended throughout the jazz and rock worlds. While Sun Ra made a lifelong effort to obscure many of the facts of his early years, he did acknowledge that he was born on the planet Saturn. John Szwed has succeeded brilliantly in delving into and evoking the life and work of this extraordinary artist.

Industry Reviews

* Those who read this book will be spellbound The Voice a brilliant book, a sprawling, curlicued, swinging account of an extraordinary man's great adventure with a bunch of ideas that made sense to him out of a senseless world Independent on Sunday * this is the year's best jazz biography Evening Standard * one of the best books ever written about anything The Idler * Quite possibly the most inspirational music biography ever written - Essential. MUZIK

ISBN: 9781841950556
ISBN-10: 1841950556
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 10th October 2000
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.34