By Amiri Baraka
"Jones has learned—and this has been very infrequent in jazz criticism—to write approximately track as an artist." — Nat Hentoff
Black Music is a booklet concerning the tremendous younger jazz musicians of the early Nineteen Sixties: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, solar Ra, and others. it's composed of essays, reports, interviews, liner notes, musical analyses, and private impressions from 1959–1967. additionally comprises Amiri Baraka's reflections in a 2009 interview with Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly.
LeRoi Jones (now referred to as Amiri Baraka) is the writer of various books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He was once named Poet Laureate of recent Jersey from 2002 to 2004 via the hot Jersey fee on Humanities. His latest ebook, Tales of the Out & the Gone (Akashic Books, 2007), used to be a New York Times Editors' selection and winner of a PEN/Beyond Margins Award. He lives in Newark, New Jersey.
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Black Music by Amiri Baraka