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Space is the place : the lives and times of Sun Ra

Author: John F Szwed
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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"Space Is The Place: Sun 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Sun Ra.; Sun Ra; Sun Ra.; Sun Ra.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Szwed
ISBN: 0306808552 9780306808555
OCLC Number: 38853859
Notes: Previously published: New York : Pantheon Books, 1997.
Description: xviii, 476 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: * Introduction * Space Is The Place * Notes * Selected Bibliography * Discography (by Robert L. Campbell)
Responsibility: John F. Szwed.
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"Sun 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  Read more...

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