New Day Jazz

Justin Desmangles

Gwendolyn Brooks

 (June 7, 1917

– December 3, 2000)

 

 

 

 

I Think it must be lonely to be God.
Nobody loves a master. No. Despite
The bright hosannas, bright dear-Lords, and bright
Determined reverence of Sunday eyes.

Picture Jehovah striding through the hall
Of His importance, creatures running out
From servant-corners to acclaim, to shout
Appreciation of His merit’s glare.

But who walks with Him?––dares to take His arm,
To slap Him on the shoulder, tweak His ear,
Buy Him and Coca-Cola or a beer,
Pooh-pooh His politics, call Him a fool?

Perhaps––who knows––He tires of looking down.
Those eyes are never lifted. Never straight.
Perhaps sometimes He tires of being great
In solitude. Without a hand to hold.

 

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Classical, Jazz, Blues, Experimental, Poetry & Literature

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ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
Eric Dolphy Far Cry Far Cry New Jazz
Eric Dolphy The Baron Out There Prestige
Ron Carter Saucer Eyes Where? New Jazz
Mal Waldron Warm Canto The Quest New Jazz
Gwendolyn Brooks The Preacher Ruminates A Hand Is On The Gate Verve-Folkways
Langston Hughes Personal A Hand Is On The Gate Verve-Folkways
LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) Preface To A 20 Volume Suicide Note A Hand Is On The Gate Verve-Folkways
Jackie McLean New York Calling New York Calling Verve-Folkways
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Ntozake Shange Dark Phrases For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf Buddha
John Coltrane Venus (Love) Interstellar Space Impulse
John Coltrane Chasin' The Trane The Other Village Vanguard Tapes Impulse
Ella Fitzgerald It's Too Darn Hot Ella In Berlin Verve
Ella Fitzgerald Lorelei Ella In Berlin Verve
Sonny Clark Eastern Incident Sonny Clark Quintets Blue Note - Japan
Sonny Clark Lover Sonny Clark Quintets Blue Note - Japan
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Ella Fitzgerald It's Alright With Me The Cole Porter Songbook Verve
Ella Fitzgerald From This Moment On The Cole Porter Songbook Verve
Duke Ellington Smada Monologue CBS - France
Duke Ellington Snibor Primpin' For The Prom CBS - France
Duke Ellington Johnny Come Lately Johnny Come Lately RCA
Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Johnny Come Lately Great Times! Prestige
Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Thing) Johnny Come Lately RCA
Budd Johnson Blues For Lester (Memories Of Lester Young Part 1) Budd Johnson And The Four Brass Giants Riverside
Kenneth Patchen 23rd Street Runs Into Heaven The Selected Poems Of Kenneth Patchen Folkways
Kenneth Patchen The Lions Of Fire Shall Have Thier Hunting The Selected Poems Of Kenneth Patchen Folkways
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Budd Johnson (Memories Of Lester Young Part 2) Budd Johnson And The Four Brass Giants Riverside
Teddy Edwards & Howard McGhee Perhaps Together Again! Contemporary
Ntozake Shange Graduation Night For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf Buddha
Ntozake Shange Now I Love Somebody More Than For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf Buddha
Roscoe Mitchell And The Sound Ensemble Sing / Song Snurdy McGurdy And Her Dancin' Shoes Nessa
Roscoe Mitchell And The Sound Ensemble CYP Snurdy McGurdy And Her Dancin' Shoes Nessa
Gwendolyn Brooks Kitchenette Anthology Of Negro Poetry Folkways
Gwendolyn Brooks Song Of The Front Yard Anthology Of Negro Poetry Folkways
Gwendolyn Brooks The Preacher Ruminates Anthology Of Negro Poetry Folkways
Gwendolyn Brooks The Children Of The Poor, Sonnet No. 2 Anthology Of Negro Poetry Folkways
Hale Smith (The Northwest University Ensemble) Expansions Winds Of Change New World Records
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John Hicks Some Other Time Some Other Time Theresa