Black Music
Black Music
LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)

"Jones has learned—and this has been very rare in jazz criticism—to write about music as an artist."—Nat Hentoff

Black Music is a book about the brilliant young jazz musicians of the early 1960s: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, and others. It is composed of essays, reviews, interviews, liner notes, musical analyses, and personal impressions from 1959–1967.

LeRoi Jones (now known as Amiri Baraka) is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey from 2002 to 2004 by the New Jersey Commission on Humanities. His most recent book, Tales of the Out & the Gone (Akashic Books, 2007), was a New York Times Editors' Choice and winner of a PEN/Beyond Margins Award. He lives in Newark, New Jersey.

Title Black Music
Author LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)
Publisher Akashic Books
Title First Published 01 January 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 240 p.
ISBN-10 1933354933
ISBN-13 9781933354934
Publication Date 01 January 2010
Main content page count 240
Weight 16 oz.

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