The Jazz Aficionado Posted August 26, 2016 Report Share Posted August 26, 2016 (edited) The Great African-American Classical Art-Form [Playlist] 58 Tracks 5 Hourshttps://open.spotify.com/user/121809214/playlist/67E2cildyR5tdjY5NWlUg3 Brother Dr. Yusef Lateef There is a lot of conversation these days about experimental music. But despite mentioning the more obvious names, such as John Coltrane or Sun Ra, there is a basic lack of understanding that of so-called jazz from Armstrong to Osby is seat-of-the-pants experimental music, a white-knuckle ride of expressionism for musician and audience alike. Since the late 20s New York has been the town where a so-called jazz musician must go to make it. It is the premier urban landscape in the world, dominated by its skyscrapers and its legends. Even without its music, it has an aura. It is a city on the cutting edge, be it Duke Ellington at The Cotton Club, Sonny Rollins blowing on The Williamsburg Bridge or Ornette Coleman in 1959 @ The Five Spot. It is the town where the likes of Parker and Gillespie worked through the changes that would create the Be-bop idiom, that revolutionized modern music at the legendary Minton's Playhouse. It was in New York, that Billie Holiday debuted Strange Fruit at the nation's first multi-racial venue, Cafe Society. Rashid Booker "The Jazz Aficionado" Keeping The Idiom Alive Hey! Thanks for stopping by, please like our page and share the content. The Most Influential African-American Cultural Network in the Universe!https://www.facebook.com/keepingtheidiomalive/ Keeping The Idiom Alive Rashid Booker Harlem USA 125th St Edited August 26, 2016 by The Jazz Aficionado Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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