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- DescriptionSun Ra, a.k.a. Herman Poole Sonny Blount (1914--1993), 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.
- Author BiographyJohn F. Szwed is Musser Professor of Anthropology, African-American Studies, Music, and American Studies at Yale University. He has written about music for TheVillage Voice, Vibe,the Boston Phoenix, and other publications. He lives in Connecticut.
- Author(s)John F. Szwed
- PublisherThe Perseus Books Group
- Date of Publication01/08/1998
- SubjectBiography: The Arts
- Place of PublicationCambridge, MA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDa Capo Press Inc
- Content Note20 photographs
- Weight699 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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