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Free Jazz!: Books

historical information on the Free Jazz movement (1950s-1970s), as well as primary sources and recordings


A selection of books written about Free Jazz, by critics as well as participants

Blues People

Free Jazz/Black Power

Free Jazz

Four Lives in the Bebop Business

Black Music

This is Our Music

As Serious as Your Life


A Power Stronger Than Itself

Black Nationalism and the Revolution in Music

The Freedom Principle

Sun Ra: The Immeasurable Equation