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Jazz Moves: Studying Black Progressive Music

   

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“Jazz” is an extension of the black man, “freed,” who found himself still shackled to the

same chain, all shinned up, when he unwittingly ventured out into “their” free world of

 opportunity and wealth, only to be assaulted, whipped, murdered, and raped some more

 

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The Jazz of Preaching

 

 

 

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Kirk Byron Jones has tapped sweet dreams and a compelling vision for a time that calls for “creating

a way out of no way.” Drawing on the rich treasures of jazz, Jones calls preachers to unleash

their creative enterprise by risking improvisation, playing with dialogue

 

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Jazz Poems

   

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Jazz Poems

By Roger Singer

 

 When Songs Repeat

An evening breeze,

Lazy with attitude

Rolled quietly

Over tree tops,

While music runs thick

Like spiced gumbo,

Making the air

Smell of jazz.

 

A pearl covered

Worn harmonica,

Like the frayed collar

Or a work shirt

Breathed with intention,… Read the rest

Jazz Recognition Month

   

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Did you know April is . . .

Jazz Recognition Month

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Revolutionary Black Music: Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln

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Jazz Singer Ruby Glover

   

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She was surrounded by some of Baltimore’s best jazz musicians which included

the late Chico Johnson on keyboard and Harold Adams on tenor saxophone.

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Jazz violinist Billy Bang Passed Away at 63

   

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Me with my music, I didn’t feel the threatening situation that others felt. I didn’t feel obligated

to have to compromise or the necessity to have to kiss anybody’s ass. I was determined

to be focused in a Billy Bang direction until today, I am the same way. I … Read the rest

Jazz and Blackness

   

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They helped free us poets, playwrights and actors from the white

supremacy esthetic as per formal drama. They smashed the very

concept and made us conscious just how free one  can be if

one will just go there. They told us thespians, just do your thing

and we will … Read the rest