Azande Cummings

My Jazz Story

Published on: 2019-04-21

I love jazz because it`s the speechless voice of the sound of the African American. I was first exposed to jazz as a child growing up in NYC and listening to the jazz radio (WLIB with Billy Taylor). I met Max, Roy, Art, Philly, Elvin, Mingus, Scoby, Louis, Cal, Billy, Sam, Betty & Red. The best show I ever attended was. Art Blakey at the Top of the Gate. The first jazz record I bought was Art Blakey & the Jazz Messenger with Bobby Timmons playing "Moanin". My advice to new listeners: the healing power of jazz recordings is on vinyl! Mexico will be the next Home of Jazz!