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  1. Four Lives in the Bebop Business.

    Four Lives in the Bebop Business.

    First UK edition, first impression (following the US edition of the previous year) and consisting of four essays on Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Jackie McLean, and Herbie Nichols; an influential work, described by Philip Larkin as "an absorbing book in more ways than one" (Spectator review 11 August 1967, anthologised in Jazz Writings, 2001) . The dust jacket design is by none other than a fresh-out-of-the-Royal-College-of-Art Ian Dury (of the Blockheads). Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1967

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 105516

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