Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

Subscribe to our newsletter for all our latest updates, offers and promotions.

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

Freedom, Rhythm & Sound

£30.00

Product description

Some light scratches to front and back covers, consistent with light use. Otherwise in excellent condition, with pages clean and unmarked.

This is a unique collection of cover artwork of revolutionary Jazz releases in the USA in the 1970s, a time of great political and social importance for African-American artists. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and John Coltrane loom large as self-determination, economic power and musical freedom led to artists finding new paths - both musical and economic. Away from the mainstream, many of these musicians chose to 'take control' of their economic worth by recording, releasing and distributing their own material. Thirty years later and these artefacts are a striking reflection of the time; pre-desktop publishing, pre-internet these small-run (sometimes as low as 500 copies), self-made sleeves are as iconic and historically important as the revolution of D-I-Y culture that sprang out of Punk. Soul Jazz Records have produced many releases relating to this music and this book is the first ever collection of this amazing artwork. The book comes with a large introduction contextualising the music and artwork and relating how the music came about along with interviews with many of the people involved.

Item details

Author(s):
Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
30cm x 30cm
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0955481724
ISBN-13:
9780955481727
Number of pages:
179
Publisher:
SJR Pub. in association with Soul Jazz Records
Title:
Freedom, Rhythm & Sound

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 28 days.
Returns policy

About this item

Some light scratches to front and back covers, consistent with light use. Otherwise in excellent condition, with pages clean and unmarked.

This is a unique collection of cover artwork of revolutionary Jazz releases in the USA in the 1970s, a time of great political and social importance for African-American artists. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and John Coltrane loom large as self-determination, economic power and musical freedom led to artists finding new paths - both musical and economic. Away from the mainstream, many of these musicians chose to 'take control' of their economic worth by recording, releasing and distributing their own material. Thirty years later and these artefacts are a striking reflection of the time; pre-desktop publishing, pre-internet these small-run (sometimes as low as 500 copies), self-made sleeves are as iconic and historically important as the revolution of D-I-Y culture that sprang out of Punk. Soul Jazz Records have produced many releases relating to this music and this book is the first ever collection of this amazing artwork. The book comes with a large introduction contextualising the music and artwork and relating how the music came about along with interviews with many of the people involved.

Author(s):
Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
30cm x 30cm
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0955481724
ISBN-13:
9780955481727
Number of pages:
179
Publisher:
SJR Pub. in association with Soul Jazz Records
Title:
Freedom, Rhythm & Sound

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 28 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 28 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Cotham Hill

We sell books, comics and graphic novels, along with vinyl, CDs and DVDs. Situated close to Bristol University we get donations from academics and lovers of literature in general. Other gems include children's books, cookery books and more!

View Shop