Sunday, December 6, 2009

Quincy Troupe and the Blues Traditon of Black Renaissance Noire

New Day Jazz

Justin Desmangles talks with poet, essayist and editor of Black Renaissance Noire, Quincy Troupe. Co-author with Miles Davis of his autobiography, Miles, Mr. Troupe is among the foremost contributors to the history of the music we know today as jazz. One of the leading intellectuals and artists in the world today, Mr. Troupe offers his insights into a number of subjects in this exclusive interview, including blues tradition, the struggle between students and the University of California, the reception in the media of Barack Obama and his old friends Ishmael Reed, Oliver Lake and the late James Baldwin.

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Playlist includes and number of scarce jazz recordings, such as Blue X-Mas (To Whom It May Concern), as well as Langston Hughes reading from his masterwork, Ask Your Mama.

Annie Ross I Feel Pretty Sings a Song with Mulligan World Pacific

Langston Hughes Ride, Red, Ride Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz Buddha

Chet Baker But Not For Me Chet Baker Sings World Pacific

Bill Evans Milestones Waltz for Debby Riverside

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Ray Charles When Your Lover Has Gone The Genius of Ray Charles Atlantic

Ray Charles / Betty Carter Baby, It's Cold Outside Ray Charles & Betty Carter ABC - Paramount

Michel Legrand featuring Miles Davis Jitterbug Waltz Legrand Jazz Columbia

Bill Evans Tenderly Everbody Digs . . . Riverside

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Miles Davis featuring Bob Dorough Blue X-Mas (To Whom It May Concern) Jingle Bell Jazz Columbia

Langston Hughes Ode to Dinah Ask Your Mama Buddah

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Tommy Dorsey featuring Frank Sinatra Violets for Your Furs Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra RCA - France

Shirley Horn Violets for Your Furs Violets for Your Furs Steeple Chase

Miles Davis / Gil Evans New Rhumba Miles Ahead Columbia

Interview with Quincy Troupe By Justin Desmangles

Miles Davis Generique Ascenseur pour l'echafaud Fontana

Miles Davis L'assassinant de Carala Ascenseur pour l'echafaud Fontana

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