As Serious As Your Life

As Serious As Your Life : John Coltrane and Beyond

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 124.46 x 195.58 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • illustrations, bibliography, index
  • 1852422343
  • 9781852422349

About Valerie Wilmer

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.show more

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