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The Sounds of Struggle

Michael Reagan Boston Review
Sixty years ago, a pathbreaking jazz album from Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, and Oscar Brown, Jr., fused politics and art in the fight for Black liberation. Today many Black artists—women at the forefront—are taking similar strides.

A Sound Supreme

John Fordham The Guardian
John Coltrane learned his trade with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk - and eventually outshone them all. John Fordham celebrates the great saxophonist.

Monk: A Legacy of influence both past and present

Doug Hall ArtSparksMusic
If legendary jazz musicians were collected together in one giant jigsaw puzzle and each musician was one piece – Thelonious Monk’s individual piece would be impossible to cut out.

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Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln | Driva Man

The opening track of legendary drummer Max Roach's We Insist! Freedom Now Suite. Released in 1960, this album is the result of a collaboration with lyricist Oscar Brown, Jr. and references both the African American civil rights movement and the independence struggles of African countries. 

Tidbits - Feb. 18, 2021 - Reader Comments: No One is Above the Law; Climate Briefing; Fast Food Workers; Affordable Housing; John Sweeney; Black Panther Party; Jazz and Race; Rosa Luxemburg symposium; Working-Class New York Revisited; more...

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Reader Comments: No One is Above the Law; Climate Briefing; Fast Food Workers; Affordable Housing - New York's Coops; John Sweeney; Black Panther Party; Jazz and Race; International symposium - Rosa Luxemburg; Working-Class New York Revisited; more.

Gettin' Fonky with Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis, Trymaine Lee MSNBC
A satirical, spoken piece with rousing, happy music, and is narrated by Mr. Wendell Pierce, and it features-- a main character of Mr. Game who was a combination of a political, street hustler, Dolomite evangelical preacher, carnival barker, con man.
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