Black American Music Evolution: The Ketu Candomblé Codes
Author Jamilla Counts is back with another deep and poignant look into her past. In her debut memoir, A Count’s Duty: Assembling the Pieces of Me, we learn not only of the author’s tragic lineage but also of her musical heritage by way of her legally adopted grandfather, Ahmad Jamal. In this, her sophomore title, Counts delves deeper into her past and introduces a new friendship with Andrew Scott Potter. Potter worked and recorded for her biological grandfather, Maulawi Nururdin. This intensely personal body of work is based on Jamilla’s extensive research findings and Potter’s desire to make and share music. Black American Music Evolution: The Ketu Candomblé Codes is for those who love jazz and are interested in its evolution and history.