As Serious as Your Life: Black Music and the Free Jazz Revolution, 1957-1977

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Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Serpent's Tail
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Pages
432
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.7 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781788160711

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About the Author

Val Wilmer is an internationally acclaimed photographer, journalist, author and black music historian who has been documenting African-American music since 1959. In that time she has interviewed and photographed almost every significant figure in post-war jazz, blues and R&B, from Louis Armstrong and Thelonious Monk to Sun Ra and Albert Ayler via Muddy Waters and Aretha Franklin. As a photographer, her work features in the permanent collections of the British Library, the V&A Museum and the National Portrait Gallery; as a writer and historian, she has contributed to the Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography and the New Grove Dictionary Of Jazz. She lives in London.