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John Coltrane's role in spearheading innovations in jazz that were an expression of the new cultural and political ferment that marked the rise of the mass struggle for Black rights.
What reviewers said of this and earlier edition
“Must reading for all serious students and fans of American jazz.”—Midwest Book Review
“Firebrand of a book.”—Publishers Weekly
“Extremely informative book about the role of blacks in the creation of jazz…. Combines music and politics and discusses their relationship. Recommended as a must….”—Kliatt
“An important acquisition, particularly for urban public libraries.”—Choice
16-page photo section, index of songs and albums, index. Now with enlarged type.