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Spellman, A. B. 1935-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 72 publications in 3 languages and 2,719 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Nonfiction films  Periodicals  Music  Jazz  Filmed panel discussions 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Speaker
Classifications: ML394, 781.655
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Most widely held works about A. B Spellman
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Four lives in the bebop business by A. B Spellman( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 600 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
Four jazz lives by A. B Spellman( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 174 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
Things I must have known : poetry by A. B Spellman( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 164 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 79 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
Black fire by Andrew Hill( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cricket : black music in evolution( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quattro vite jazz : Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Nichols, Jackie McLean by A. B Spellman( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in Italian 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

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

SNCC And The Black Arts Movement: "We Had To Change The Conversation"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

America's gorgeous cultural mosaic : status quo or progress?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Betty Allen, David Henry Hwang, Mikki Shepard, and A.B. Spellman examine whether the diversity of American culture is reflected in theater's stages and in its audiences
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
Art Tatum by A. B Spellman( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jazz Perspectives : Four Jazz Lives (2nd Edition) by A. B Spellman( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and 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

James Phillips by A. B Spellman( )

1 edition published in 1987 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

 
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Four jazz lives
Alternative Names
A. B. Spellman American poet

A. B. Spellman Amerikaans dichter

A. B. Spellman amerikansk historikar og poet

A. B. Spellman amerikansk historiker och poet

A. B. Spellman amerikansk historiker og poet

A. B. Spellman US-amerikanischer Jazz-Autor

スペルマン, A. B

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Four jazz livesThings I must have known : poetry