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La Jazz Poetry di Jayne Cortez

Read "La Jazz Poetry di Jayne Cortez" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo


Articolo originariamente pubblicato nel marzo 2003 e ora riproposto in occasione del mese dedicato al contributo femminile al jazz Per la sua spiccata componente di oralità, la Jazz Poetry è probabilmente l'espressione che meglio di altre connota—insieme al jazz stesso—l'esperienza artistica afroamericana del '900, in quanto trait d'union fra improvvisazione e composizione scritta.

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Lift Every Voice And Sing: Twenty #BlackLives Albums That Matter

Read "Lift Every Voice And Sing: Twenty #BlackLives Albums That Matter" reviewed by Chris May


Jazz has been inextricably linked with social and political protest since at least the late 1930s, when Billie Holiday made famous the leftist songwriter and poet Abel Meeropol's “Strange Fruit." The song, which has a power to move that is undiminished by familiarity, likens the bodies of lynched African Americans to fruit hanging in trees.

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Strata-East: Seizing the Time

Read "Strata-East: Seizing the Time" reviewed by Chris May


Operating on minimum finance and maximum passion, Brooklyn's Strata-East label was a pivotal platform for the spiritual-jazz movement that emerged during the Civil Rights struggle of the 1970s. Its closest contemporary comparator was Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Both were non-profit organisations. The AACM was non-profit by design. With Strata-East, co-founder Charles Tolliver ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Black History Month Special Hour of Poetry & Jazz

Read "Black History Month Special Hour of Poetry & Jazz" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


The salute to Black History Month continues in this episode with an entire hour devoted to poetry and music, as well as more from Christian McBride's The Movement Revisited. New albums sampled are from New Orleans' trio Nutria, microtonal keyboardist Giorgi Mikadze from Georgia (the country of Georgia), trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and her band Impermanence, ...

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Article: Jazz Poetry

Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology

Read "Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology" reviewed by Duncan Heining


My intention here is to offer a detailed but inevitably incomplete chronology of poetry and jazz. The focus is solely on the combination of the two art forms in performance, not on poetry about jazz or jazz musicians or poetry inspired by jazz but not performed to music. My definition of 'poetry' is fairly broad and ...

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Article: Album Review

Glawdys N’Dee: Lyannaj

Read "Lyannaj" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


The term “world music" takes a new meaning with singer Glawdys N'Dee's debut, Lyannaj, which means to connect or unite in solidarity--and unite, she does. The Guadeloupean-born, Parisian-educated and Chicago-based N'Dee brings together, in three languages--Creole, French and English--various musical styles of the African Diaspora, from Caribbean rhythms to jazz, and from gospel to the blues. ...

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News: Festival

Wandering Visions: The 2011 Vision Festival

Wandering Visions: The 2011 Vision Festival

By Steve Dalachinsky “a paradise of flowers where peace might build her nest." —Percy Shelly For 16 years the Vision Festival has led a nomadic existence. Wandering from one venue to another, this brave band of Visionaries,which I am proud to be a part of, with the ever present, stalwart & persistent Patricia Nicholson Parker at ...

Album

Borders Of Disorderly Time

Label: Bola Press
Released: 2003

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Taking The Blues Back Home

Label: Bola Press
Released: 1996


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