New Day Jazz

Justin Desmangles

“God has brought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create – and from this capacity has flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allowed man to cope with his environment and many different situations. Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life’s difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph. This is triumphant music. Modern Jazz has continued in this tradition, singing the songs of a more complicated urban existence. When life itself offers no order and meaning, the musician creates an order and meaning from the sounds of the earth which flow through his instrument.

"It is no wonder that so much of the search for identity among American Negroes was championed by Jazz musicians. Long before the modern essayists and scholars wrote of 'racial identity' as a problem for a multi-racial world, musicians were returning to their roots to affirm that which was stirring within their souls. Much of the power of our Freedom Movement in the United States has come from this music. It has strengthened us with its sweet rhythms when courage began to fail. It has calmed us with its rich harmonies when spirits were down. And now, Jazz is exported to the world. For in the particular struggle of the Negro in America there is something akin to the universal struggle of modern man. Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith.

"In music, especially this broad category called Jazz, there is a stepping stone towards all of these.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Classical, Jazz, Blues, Experimental, Poetry & Literature

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Sunday 8/25/2013 @ 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Art Ensemble Of Chicago Theme De Yoyo Les Stances A Sophie Nessa
Melvin Jackson Bold & Black Funky Skull Limelight
Air G.v.E. Air Time Nessa
Kamau Brathwaite The Cabin Rights Of Passage Argo (U.K.)
Charles Mingus All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus Candid
Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners Brilliant Corners Riverside
Ken Nordine My Baby Word Jazz Dot
Archie Shepp Sorry 'Bout That The Magic Of Ju-Ju Impulse
Sarah Vaughn All Or Nothing At All Sarah + 2 Roulette
Sarah Vaughn The Very Thought Of You Sarah + 2 Roulette
Bill Evans & Jim Hall Darn That Dream Undercurrent United Artists
Alberta Hunter Workin' Man Remember My Name Columbia
Alberta Hunter You Reap What You Sow Remember My Name Columbia
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Poor Man's Plea Play The Blues Atco
Ntozake Shange No Assistance For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf Buddha
Ntozake Shange No More Love Poems #1 For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf Buddha
Magic Sam I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie) West Side Soul Delmark
Kenny Dorham Blue Spring Shuffle Quiet Kenny New Jazz
Sonny Rollins Ee-Ah Tour De Force Prestige
Sterling Brown Long Gone Anthology Of Negro Poetry Folkways
Tommy Flanagan Ugly Beauty Thelonica Enja
Tommy Flanagan Thelonica Thelonica Enja
Ella Fitzgerald Aren't You Kind Of Glad We Did Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook Verve
Ella Fitzgerald Bewitched Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook Verve
Gene Ammons My Romance Boss Tenor Prestige
Charles Mingus Vasserlean (a.k.a. Weird Nightmare) The Complete Candid Recordings Mosaic
Melvin Jackson Say What Funky Skull Limelight
Jimi Hendrix The Star Spangled Banner The Essential Jimi Hendrix Vol. 2 Reprise