Black Music

SKU: RYLB10165

Jazz caught hold in the early twentieth century and has stayed strong through it. “Black Music” is a collection of jazz criticisms and thought from Amiri Baraka, also known as Leroi Jones.

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Black Music is a reissue of a classic, long out of print, featuring a highly provocative and profoundly insightful collection of essays on jazz criticism, the creative process and the development of a new way forward for black artists. Concentrating on the brilliant young jazz musicians of the 1960s, it includes writing on John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor and Thelonious Monk, among many others. A rich and vital collection comprised of essays, interviews, reviews, liner notes and personal impressions from 1959-1967.