Latest updates

Extended Discography

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Hi everyone!


I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Although we’ve had to postpone our London event, we’ve been keeping busy elsewhere.


One of the items in the Collectable level pledge was an extended version of the discography from the book in .pdf format.


This has now been completed and sent out to the pledgers.


Bryan has done a wonderful job on this. He has…


Thursday, 12 March 2020

Hi everyone

No matter how well proof read and pored over, all books end up with a few typos and errors when they hit the shelves and our book is no exception.

Since publication we've identified around 10 of these.

Policy at Unbound is to repair the errors with each reprint of the paperback (or trade run) and as one reprint has already taken place most of the issues listed here have now been…

London Launch Event

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Hi Everyone

In conjucntion with Walthamstow Rock n Roll Book Club, we're very happy to announce a special book launch event and tribute to Jaki in London:

Fri, March 27, 2020 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm 

Wild Card Brewery Tap Bar

Shernhall Street

London E17 9HQ


More info and tickets here:…

We’ve gone to press - and an Update to the Update!

Thursday, 19 September 2019

The book is now at the printers - another massive step has been taken!


Meanwhile, in the last update “Launch Party 8/11/19” I mentioned that:


“Copies of the hard back will be available on the night and still available on pre-order.”


It turns out it will actually be the paperback trade edition for sale on the night.

Sorry about that.

In fact, as we’ve now gone to press…

Launch Party 8/11/19

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Exciting news!

The book is now ready for print so tickets are now on sale for the Launch Party!


November 8th




More info and tickets here:


We’ve managed to put together a star studded line-up for what will be a very special night,…

Tribute Concert video

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Happy New Year!

On January 22nd 2018, the first anniversary of Jaki Liebezeit’s death, musicians from many of the diverse avenues of Jaki’s musical life, including many of the contributors to the book, gathered to play a tribute concert to a sell-out audience at the Philharmonie in Cologne. Fortunately for those of you who missed it, the event was filmed, and a trailer, including interviews, is…

Manuscript received!

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Hi Everyone

Just a quick note to let you know that the manuscript for the book has been submitted and received by Unbound; which means the painstaking but now irrevocable process of publishing now begins!

The book will slowly become a reality over the next 12 months and I'll keep you updated at various milestones along the way. It was a very exciting moment when we pieced a ll the chapters from…

Jaki's cassettes - audio!

Thursday, 17 May 2018


We're 94% funded now - so hopefully we'll be able to go into production very soon.

One of the chapters in the book is an overview of Jaki's highly specialised collection of drums and other equipment - and an important piece was his cassette machine. Here's an extract from the text:

"The essential Jaki studio. Real low tech. A mono cassette recorder connected to a speaker Jaki had made…

celebrating 90% and a new chapter

Friday, 27 April 2018

We’re now on 90% funding so we’re nearly there!

Thanks to a generous pledge from the Jaki Liebezeit Foundation which is currently in the final throes of being established, we now have little more than £1000 to raise before going in to production. Thank you so much for the support so far.

Meanwhile the book itself is expanding! We’re going to add another chapter: JL notes by Manos Tsangaris.

Tribute Concert - new pledges

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Thanks for your support so far!

We've just updated the site with 2 new pledges, both concerning a fabulous star-studded gig in Cologne...

On the first anniversary of Jaki's death next year there will be a Tribute Concert for Jaki featuring some of the many wonderful musicians he worked with over his long career, including

  • Jah Wobble
  • Damo Suzuki
  • Irmin Schmidt
  • Gianna Nannini
  • Manfred…

Extract from Biography

Monday, 2 October 2017

To celebrate reaching 40% of our target funding, here's a further extract from the biography section of the book, covering the years of Phantom Band (78 to 84) aka Stunde Null. If you enjoyed this then please pass it on! Further extracts from other sections of the book will appear as we progress with the funding.

Stunde Null

Alongside a burgeoning career as a session drummer (playing on…

Publication date: January 2020
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