Deeds Not Words

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Try as he might, Pat can't escape Mike's jones for jazz mixed with politics, so he submits, and the boys look at examples of art-music and political rhetoric in jazz by musicians alienated by the last few years of political events. Do the bastards pontificate more than the music they're criticizing? You be the judge. Cutting edge acts such as Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, and the Go-Go's give Pop Matters that contemporary vibe it so desperately needs.


  • General discussion of "political" jazz 5:00
  • Discussion of Wynton Marsalis's album Blood on the Fields (Columbia) 21:15
  • Discussion of Ben LaMar Gay's album 500 Chains (International Anthem) 41:00
  • Discussion of Karrin Allyson's album Shoulder to Shoulder (eOne Music) 53:36
  • Discussion of Terri Lyne Carrington's album Waiting Game (Motema) 1:07:45
  • Pop Matters 1:21:15

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