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978-0-306-80855-5 / 0306808552

Space Is The Place: The Lives And Times Of Sun Ra

by Szwed, John F.

Publisher:Da Capo Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Paperback. Pub Date: 1998 08 of Pages: 504 in Publisher: DaCapo Press Sun Ra. aka Herman Poole Sonny Blount (19.141.993). has been hailed as one of the great big-band leaders. pianists. and surrealists of jazz (New York Times) and as the missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy (Rolling Stone). Composer. keyboardist. bandleader. philosopher. poet. and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn. Sun Ra led his Intergalactic Arkestra of thirty-plus musicians in a career that ranged from boogie-woogie and swing to be-bop. free jazz. fusion. and New Age music. This definitive biography reveals the life. philosophy. and musical growth of one of the twentieth century's greatest avant-garde musicians.

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