Jazz is arguably the greatest cultural invention that has emerged from the United States. Often referred to as “America’s Classical Music”, and certainly Afrikans in America classical music. jazz bridges the classical and the popular, resulting in an entirely unique and diverse genre. Jazz, as it is played today, can incorporate any other style of music, and is only limited by the imagination of its artists. This presentation represents an introduction to our latest main page uploads. We have included all for forms of media for your edification. It is music you can study to, learn from or just lay back relax and enjoy. Intended to be a favorite for the passionate music listener at RBG that is looking for a deep and artful mix of smooth and classical /bebop jazz instrumental music accented with iconic female jazz vocalist of yesterday and today.
Notables artist featured here and on the main pageof RBG Worldwide for members “add to my page” convenience include: John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Charles Mingus, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Bob James David Sanborn Herb Alpert Spyro Gyra George Benson Earl Klugh Chuck Mangione Anita Baker Grover Washington, Jr…and many more more.
At the full presentation site we have attached PDF readers and incorporated links/extensions for deep layered research and study.
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“Negro music and culture are intrinsically improvisational, existential.
Nothing is sacred.”
This week’s Jazz and Justice “redux*” features the return of Dr. Mark Bolden to discuss The Fanon Project. In an effort to encourage that the “work of Fanon be done” Bolden leads a team whose efforts are to honor that call. Hear that discussion and much more by downloading parts 1 and 2 separately or by streaming the entire “redux” below.
* the program is excerpted and airs in full live every Monday from 1-3p EST in the Washington, DC area on 89.3 FM and around the world online at wpfw.org
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