New Day Jazz

Justin Desmangles

"Even in its first centuries, what we can term the Atlantic Slave System foreshadowed many features of our modern global economy. We see international investment of capital in distant colonial regions, where low-cost, highly productive gang labor by slaves produced commodities for a transatlantic market. With respect to consumerism, we now know that slave-produced sugar, tobacco, coffee, chocolate, and other luxuries, not only altered the European diet but, by the late 1700s, had helped to shape a consumer mentality among the masses, especially in Britain, so that workers became more willing to accept factory discipline in order to afford luxury stimulants and, later, factory-produced cotton clothing, made possible by the cotton gin and slave labor. The long-range effects of slaved-based globalization extend even to many aspects of modern culture, as can be seen in the profound impact of the African diaspora on modern popular music." ~ David Brion Davis, from the foreword to Atlas of the Atlantic Slave Trade, David Eltis & David Richardson (Yale University Press, 2010)


"It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story. It is a story which otherwise has yet to be told and which no American is prepared to hear . . .

"The story of the Negro in America is the story of America - or, more precisely, it is the story of Americans. It is not a very pretty story: the story of a people is never very pretty. The Negro in America, gloomily referred to as that shadow that lies athwart our national life, is far more than that. He is a series of shadows, self-created, intertwining, which we now helplessly battle . . .

"This is why his history and his progress, his relationship to all Americans, has been kept in the social arena. He is a social and not a personal or a human problem; to think of him is to think of statistics, slums, rapes, injustices, remote violence; it is to be confronted with an endless cataloging of losses, gains, skirmishes; it is to feel virtuous, outraged, helpless, as though his continuing status among us were somehow analogous to disease - cancer, perhaps, or tuberculosis - which must be checked, even though it cannot be cured. In this arena the black man acquires quite another aspect from that which he has in life. We do not know what to do with him in life; if he breaks our sociological and sentimental image of him we are panic stricken and we feel ourselves betrayed. When he violates this image, therefore, he stands in the greatest danger (sensing which, we uneasily suspect that he is often playing a part for our benefit); and, what is not always so apparent but is equally true, we are then in some danger ourselves - hence our retreat or blind and immediate retaliation." 
~ James Baldwin, 1951 



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Art Ensemble of Chicago Dreaming of the Master Nice Guys ECM
Miles Davis Quintet Gingerbread Boy Miles Smiles Columbia
Ronald Stone Lady Day Spring Toned New Jazz Poets Broadside Records
Johnny Griffin White Gardenia White Gardenia: A Tribute to Billie Holiday Riverside
Elmo Hope Blues Left and Right Hope-Full: Solo and Duo Piano with Bertha Hope Riverside
Warne Marsh You Stepped Out of a Dream Ne Plus Ultra Revelation
Anthony Braxton You Stepped Out of a Dream Five Pieces 1975 Arista
Sarah Vaughn All I Do Sarah + 2 Roulette
Sarah Vaughn I Understand Sarah + 2 Roulette
Ron Carter and Jim Hall Baubles, Bangles and Beads Live at the Village West Concord
Clark Terry and Red Mitchell It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing) To Duke and Basie Enja
Duke Ellington Orchestra It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing) Johnny Come Lately RCA
Duke Ellington Orchestra Johnny Come Lately Johnny Come Lately RCA
Louis Bellson Just Jazz All Stars Johnny Come Lately Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 6 Capitol
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn Johnny Come Lately Great Times! Riverside
Edward Kamau Brathwaite Calypso Rights of Passage Argo (U.K.)
Thelonious Monk Trio Tea for Two The Unique Thelonious Monk Riverside
Thelonious Monk Quartet Trinkle, Tinkle Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Jazzland
Bud Powell Trio Un Poco Loco The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 1 Blue Note
Shorty Rogers Orchestra Un Poco Loco The Afro-Cuban Influence RCA
Edward Kamau Brathwaite The Emigrants Rights of Passage Argo (U.K.)
Caetano Veloso Maria Bethania Caetano Veloso (1971) Philips
Ralph Towner Nardis Solo Concert ECM
Art Farmer and His Orchestra Woody'n You (a.k.a. Algo Bueno) The Aztec Suite United Artists
Stan Getz Quartet Con Alma Sweet Rain Verve
Duke Ellington Trio Night Time Piano Reflections Capitol
Louis Bellson Just Jazz All Stars Eyes Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 6 Capitol
Frank Sinatra Only the Lonely Only the Lonely Capitol
Sarah Vaughn After Hours After Hours Columbia
Bill Evans You and the Night and the Music Peace Piece and Other Pieces Milestone