I have the original paperback edition, but I've recently seen a paperback reprint with a new cover picture, a higher cover price, but no additional information.
I'm not sure, but da Capo press may be the publisher. It certainly does a lot of these "replica reissue" jazz books.
It's probably quite easy to get a copy. (And quite worthwhile too, since despite the book's age, no one has yet superseded Wilmer's work.)
Ken Waxman firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thu, 19 Nov 1998, george mangels wrote:
"As Serious As Your Life", by Valerie Wilmer (Laurence Hill & Co.), 1977
...a stone-cold classic, with chapters on Sun Ra, Ayler, Ornette, Coltrane, AACM, Cecil taylor, and much more...highly recommended but difficult to find (I think out-of-print copies go for about $30)