Val Wilmer remembers the cloaked coffee bar performer who took a new approach to poetry reading inspired by skiffle, jazz, rock ’n’ roll and the blues
First published in 1977, Val Wilmer’s As Serious As Your Life: Black Music And The Free Jazz Revolution, 1957–1977 will be reprinted by Serpent's Tail on 1 March
Frances Morgan talks to photographer and writer Val Wilmer about her experiences interviewing jazz legends including John Coltrane
Autograph ABP gallery hosts an exhibition looking at images of the black community in 19th and early 20th century Britain
Backstage and concert photos by Val Wilmer and Baron Wolman on show at Sumemrhall next month.