9781478008415-1478008415-Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

ISBN-13: 9781478008415
ISBN-10: 1478008415
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Szwed, John
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 512 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781478008415
ISBN-10: 1478008415
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Szwed, John
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 512 pages

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Acknowledged authors Szwed, John wrote Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra comprising 512 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1478008415 and 9781478008415. Since then Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.93 or rent at the marketplace.

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Considered by many to be a founder of Afrofuturism, Sun Ra—aka Herman Blount—was a composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, entrepreneur, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn. He recorded over 200 albums with his Arkestra, which, dressed in Egypto-space costumes, played everything from boogie-woogie and swing to fusion and free jazz. John Szwed's Space is the Place is the definitive biography of this musical polymath, who was one of the twentieth-century's greatest avant-garde artists and intellectuals. Charting the whole of Sun Ra's life and career, Szwed outlines how after years in Chicago as a blues and swing band pianist, Sun Ra set out in the 1950s to impart his views about the galaxy, black people, and spiritual matters by performing music with the Arkestra that was as vital and innovative as it was mercurial and confounding. Szwed's readers—whether they are just discovering Sun Ra or are among the legion of poets, artists, intellectuals, and musicians who consider him a spiritual godfather—will find that, indeed, space is the place.

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