As Serious as Your Life: The Story of the New Jazz

As Serious as Your Life: The Story of the New Jazz by Valerie Wilmer. 1992 Serpent's Tail reprint (c/r 1977), 296 pages. Wilmer writes about black music of the 60s, including Sun Ra and John Coltrane, and connects the music to greater society. Included is an insert of her well-known photography.

Condition: VG-. Shelf wear and tanned pages.

"Sunny Murray, the most important innovator in contemporary percussion, has suggested that the new musician now has the freedom to discover how his instrument sounds before actually studying it."

$15.00
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