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Book Giveaway: THE BIRTH OF THE COOL: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound

Author Kathleen Cornell Berman has a new picture book titled, THE BIRTH OF THE COOL: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound. Illustrated by Keith Henry Brown. 1,887 more words


Betty: They Say I’m Different (2018)

Betty Davis doesn’t owe us shit. After putting out three raw, sweaty albums of highly sexual, unapologetically political funk in the 1970s, Davis had far too little to show for her contributions to black feminist art, fashion, and music. 943 more words

Brandon Ledet

Harmony #7A - Moon Dreams

Sorry it has been a while since the last post.

In the next couple of posts I’ll be looking at the opening of the Birth of the Cool classic… 281 more words


#177 Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

Miles Davis is back with Bitches Brew. Some of these artist are overly represented. This is Davis’ fourth album on the list. They have progressively gotten better, but I want to hear other artist. 225 more words

About Me

Scoring Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson was one of the most significant Americans of his time, brazenly erasing racial and sexual codes, triumphing in the ring when white boxing fans craved nothing more than a “Great White Hope,” and inspiring frantic legislative action (banning fight films, the White Slave Act) to make him less, well, free. 220 more words


SINGLE REVIEW: Follow Your Heart by Tony Newton

Tony Newton is a composer and multi-instrumentalist with a fascinating history anda career in the music industry that spans over thirty years. After being somewhat of a child prodigy playing in orchestras, it was as a virtuoso bass player that he played on many classic Motown recordings and can lay claim to playing on hits by Michael Jackson, Diana Ross & The Supremes and Stevie Wonder. 453 more words

Faulkner Review

Fetishizing Black American Music

In the age of information channels that require no qualifications to reach millions, college juries where young jazz musicians are rated on a scale of 1 to 10, and mass exportation and exploitation of black culture, Amiri Baraka’s essay, “Jazz and the White Critic” on the faults and arrogance of white criticism of jazz music has been utterly ignored. 770 more words