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Spellman, A. B. 1935-

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Works: 31 works in 74 publications in 3 languages and 2,477 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Periodicals  History  Music 
Roles: Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: ML394, B
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Most widely held works by A. B Spellman
Four jazz lives by A. B Spellman ( )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This new and retitled edition of A. B. Spellman's long-out-of-print Four lives in the Bebop Business brings a classic work on jazz back to life, and shines a light on four musicians who've finally gotten their due. In 1966, at the height of the avant-garde and the year of the first edition, the subjects of Spellman's interviews for the book-Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Nichols, and Jackie McLean-were considered too subtle, complex, or difficult, certainly far from the comfortable melodies of more mainstream artists. Nearly forty years later, in the new edition, Spellman notes the capriciousness of the jazz industry and writes of darker cultural currents, "the most sinister of which is the gross indifference with which America receives those aspects of Afro-American culture that are not 'entertaining.'" Now that the world has caught up to the talents of Taylor, Coleman, Nichols, and McLean, Four Jazz Lives not only celebrates their musical genius but reminds us again of the permanent place they occupy in the pantheon of jazz greats. A. B. Spellman is a well-known author, poet, critic, and instructor. He has published numerous books and articles on the arts, including Art Tatum: A Critical Biography and The Beautiful Days
Four lives in the bebop business by A. B Spellman ( Book )
15 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The careers of saxophonists Ornette Coleman and Jackie McLean, and pianists Cecil Taylor and Herbie Nichols, are probed to reveal the realities of being a Negro jazz musician in America
Black music, four lives by A. B Spellman ( Book )
12 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Things I must have known : poetry by A. B Spellman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The beautiful days by A. B Spellman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference. ["We had to change the conversation"] by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 25: John O'Neal, one of the founders of the Free Southern Theater, and Jamila Jones, a founder of the Harambee Singers, were directly involved with the Southern Movement and describe where artistic effort fit into that political struggle. Northern poets Amiri Baraka and Haki Madhubuti, describe the intersection and interaction between the southern struggle, its activists, and the nationwide Black arts movement in which they were key actors. The session examines the continuing engagement with the power of word and song
The beautiful days by A. B Spellman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cricket : black music in evolution ( )
in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black music by A. B Spellman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Out to lunch by Eric Dolphy ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1985 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jazu o ikiru ( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America and the arts by A. B Spellman ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Focuses on the arts in the U.S. and arts programs funded by the National Endowment for the Arts
Four lives in the bebop business. (Cecil Taylor, Ornette Colman, Herbie Nichols, Jackie McLean.) by A. B Spellman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Black Music : four lives: Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Nichols [and] Jackie McLean by A. B Spellman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Art Tatum by A. B Spellman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The cricket ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jazz Perspectives Four Jazz Lives by A. B Spellman ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Big bushy afros by A. B Spellman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Reflecting and encouraging American cultures : an interview with A.B. Spellman by Bonnie Brooks ( )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
James Phillips by A. B Spellman ( )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
スペルマン, A. B
Languages
English (61)
Japanese (3)
Swedish (1)
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