Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra by John Szwed
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"). This biography of Sun Ra is "as trippy and entertaining as the great jazz genius himself" ("Details"). 20 photos.