New Day Jazz

Justin Desmangles

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

 

In Memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr. by June Jordan


I
honey people murder mercy U.S.A.   
the milkland turn to monsters teach   
to kill to violate pull down destroy   
the weakly freedom growing fruit   
from being born

America

tomorrow yesterday rip rape   
exacerbate despoil disfigure   
crazy running threat the   
deadly thrall
appall belief dispel
the wildlife burn the breast   
the onward tongue
the outward hand
deform the normal rainy   
riot sunshine shelter wreck
of darkness derogate
delimit blank
explode deprive
assassinate and batten up
like bullets fatten up
the raving greed
reactivate a springtime
terrorizing

death by men by more
than you or I can

STOP


       II

They sleep who know a regulated place
or pulse or tide or changing sky
according to some universal   
stage direction obvious   
like shorewashed shells

we share an afternoon of mourning   
in between no next predictable
except for wild reversal hearse rehearsal   
bleach the blacklong lunging
ritual of fright insanity and more
deplorable abortion
more and
more

 



Genre

Classical, Jazz, Blues, Experimental, Poetry & Literature

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Sunday 1/15/2012 @ 3:00PM - 6:00PM
ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
Hank Mobley Workout Workout Blue Note
Jimmy Heath Gingerbread Boy On The Trail Riverside
Wynton Kelly Keep It Movin' Kelly Blue Riverside
June Jordan (read by Justin Desamngles) In Memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr. Things I Do In The Dark Random House
Airbreak
Bobby Timmons A Little Busy Easy Does It Milestone
Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln Garvey's Ghost Percussion Bittersweet Impulse
Cecil Taylor Tales (8 Whisps) Unit Structures Blue Note
Roland Kirk Quartet From Bechet, Byas, And Fats Rip, Rig & Panic Limelight
Roland Kirk Quartet Mystical Dream Rip, Rig & Panic Limelight
Airbreak
Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln Freedom Day Freedom Now Suite Candid
Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln Prayer/Prostest/Peace Freedom Now Suite Candid
John Tchicai Mothers Timo's Message Black Saint
John Tchicai & Pierre Dorge Go Down Moses Ball At Louisiana Steeple Chase
Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan Go Down Moses Goin' Home Steeple Chase
Airbreak
Hampton Hawes Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho The Sermon Contemporary
Hampton Hawes The More I See You The Green Leaves Of Summer Contemporary
Hank Mobely The More I See You Roll Call Blue Note
Airbreak
Martin Luther King, Jr. "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam" (excerpt) Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam Black Forum
Nina Simone Why? ( The King Of Love Is Dead) 'Nuff Said RCA
Airbreak
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Rahsaanica Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata Atlantic
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Raped Voices Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata Atlantic
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Haunted Feelings Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata Atlantic
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Prelude Back Home Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata Atlantic
Airbreak
Elvin Jones The Children, Save The Children Live At The Lighthouse Blue Note