Tuesday, August 04, 2009
FROM JAZZ FUNK & FUSION TO ACID JAZZ: The History Of The UK Jazz Dance Movement
FROM JAZZ FUNK & FUSION TO ACID JAZZ:
The History Of The UK Jazz Dance Movement
by Mark ‘Snowboy’ Cotgrove
From the UK soul weekenders to the Tokyo dance jazz sessions, Mark ‘Snowboy’ Cotgrove’s forthcoming book, From Jazz To Funk to Fusion to Acid Jazz: The History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene has already acquired a mythical status.
It’s been 10 years in the making and the wait is now over as Straight No Chaser is set to launch a brand new Chaser imprint with this hugely important book.
Straight No Chaser joins with the Authorhouse self-publishing company to ensure the book will be available globally from early April in bookstores (Borders etc) and on-line (Amazon, Straight No Chaser, Authorhouse etc). It will also be available through specialist on-line music sites: Turntable Lab, Dusty Groove, Soul Brother, Dope Jams, Boomkat etc.
With an introduction by Professor Robert Farris Thompson of Yale University – one of the world’s leading authorities on Atlantic Studies and African related Art, History, Religion and Music – this book contains the largely untold history of 25 years of Black music club culture in the UK. It features the music, the dance styles, the fashions, the barrier breaking DJs and the musicians and is illustrated throughout by rare memorabilia and photography.
This 300 page A4 size book has been lovingly designed by Swifty and provides the opportunity to those who were there to tell the story in their own words.
FROM JAZZ FUNK & FUSION TO ACID JAZZ: The History Of The UK Jazz Dance Movement is a vital cross-generational read for clubbers, dancers, black music headz and students of contemporary British culture.
Check out Snowboy's blog for more information on the book and how to obtain a copy.