Sunday, September 16, 2012

"Jazz without the blues is a music without memory" - Amiri Baraka in conversation with Maya Angelou


Show description for Sunday 9/16/2012 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In Summer by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Oh, summer has clothed the earth
In a cloak from the loom of the sun!
And a mantle, too, of the skies' soft blue,
And a belt where the rivers run.

And now for the kiss of the wind,
And the touch of the air's soft hands,
With the rest from strife and the heat of life,
With the freedom of lakes and lands.

I envy the farmer's boy
Who sings as he follows the plow;
While the shining green of the young blades lean
To the breezes that cool his brow.

He sings to the dewy morn,
No thought of another's ear;
But the song he sings is a chant for kings
And the whole wide world to hear.

He sings of the joys of life,
Of the pleasures of work and rest,
From an o'erfull heart, without aim or art;
'T is a song of the merriest.

O ye who toil in the town,
And ye who moil in the mart,
Hear the artless song, and your faith made strong
Shall renew your joy of heart.

Oh, poor were the worth of the world
If never a song were heard,—
If the sting of grief had no relief,
And never a heart were stirred.

So, long as the streams run down,
And as long as the robins trill,
Let us taunt old Care with a merry air,
And sing in the face of ill.

 The Garden, Joan MirĂ³, (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983)

LaVern BakerShake A HandSavedAtlantic
Ray CharlesI WonderGreatest HitsABC-Paramount
Oscar Brown, Jr. Man, Earnest BoyTells It Like It Is!Columbia
Miles Davis & Gil EvansGonePorgy & BessColumbia
Lee MorganLost & FoundExpoobident!VeeJay
Milt JacksonGingerbread BoyJive 'N' SambaImpulse
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Esther PhillipsI'm Gettin' 'Long AlrightConfessin' The BluesAtlantic
Esther PhillipsI WonderConfessin' The BluesAtlantic
Bobby BlandCry Cry CryTwo Steps Away From The BluesChess
Howlin' WolfGoing Down SlowHowlin' WolfChess
Dinah WashingtonNo CaviarThe Complete Dinah Washington Vol. 8Official
Miles DavisStablematesThe New Miles Davis QuintetPrestige
Art PepperWaltz Me BluesMeets The Rhythm SectionContemporary
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Dinah WashingtonMake Believe DreamsThe Complete Dinah Washington Vol. 8Official
Nina SimoneSomething To Live ForNina Sings EllingtonColpix
Ada LeeRain Is Such A Lonesome SoundAda Lee Comes OnAtco
Cannonball AdderleyArriving SoonCannonball Adderley Quintet PlusContemporary
Horace SilverNica's DreamHorace-ScopeBlue Note
The Three SoundsSaucer EyesBlack OrchidBlue Note
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Charles MingusTonight At NoonTonight At NoonAtlantic
Charles MingusPassions Of A ManOh Yeah!Atlantic
Charles MingusShe's Just Miss Popular HybridMingus Plays PianoImpulse
Little Jimmy ScottWhen Did You Leave Heaven?Little Jimmy ScottSavoy
Little Jimmy ScottImaginationLittle Jimmy ScottSavoy
Art PepperImaginationMeets The Rhythm SectionContemporary
King PleasureGolden DaysGolden DaysHi-Fi Jazz
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William Parker OrchestraPortrait Of New OrleansEssence Of Ellington: Live In MilanoCentering
Michael Bisio & Matthew Shipp Floating IceFloating IceRelative Pitch
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David S. WareMinus Gravity 1Organica (Solo Saxophones, Vol. 2)AUM-Fidelity
William Parker OrchestraIn A Sentimental MoodEssence Of Ellington: Live In MilanoCentering

Amiri Barka on the G.O.P., Adilifu Nama Returns

Show description for Sunday 9/2/2012 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This afternoon, on the four o'clock hour, Adilifu Nama returns to follow up on our discussion from last week's broadcast concerning his most recent work, Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes, winner of the American Book Award 2012.

Later in the program, on the five o'clock hour, poet, playwright, social critic, political thinker and activist, Amiri Baraka, returns to New Day Jazz for a discussion on the coming election. A preeminent figure in the development of American culture, Mr. Baraka is a towering presence in international arts & letters. 

Herbie HancockOne Finger SnapEmpyrean IslesBlue Note
Herbie HancockThe Eye Of The HurricaneMaiden VoyageBlue Note
Herbie HancockLittle OneMaiden VoyageBlue Note
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Miles DavisRiotNefertitiColumbia
Herbie HancockRiotSpeak Like A ChildBlue Note
Sam RiversPrecisDimensions & ExtensionsBlue Note
Sam RiversPaenDimensions & ExtensionsBlue Note
Thelonious MonkCriss CrossCriss CrossColumbia
Charles MingusWork SongMingus At The BohemiaDebut
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Interview With Adilifu Nama By Justin DesmanglesInterview With Adilifu Nama By Justin DesmanglesInterview With Adilifu Nama By Justin DesmanglesInterview With Adilifu Nama By Justin Desmangles
Michael Bisio & Matthew ShippSupernovaFloating IceRelative Pitch
Michael Bisio & Matthew ShippHolographic RagFloating IceRelative Pitch
David S. WareAncestry SupramentalPlanetary UnknownAUM-Fidelity
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Jackie McLeanIt's TImeIt's Time!Blue Note
Interview With Amiri Baraka By Justin DesmanglesInterview With Amiri Baraka By Justin DesmanglesInterview With Amiri Baraka By Justin DesmanglesInterview With Amiri Baraka By Justin Desmangles
Lee MorganThe Sixth SenseThe Sixth SenseBlue Note
Lou DonaldsonOne CylinderAlligator BoogalooBlue Note
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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoDreaming Of The MasterNice GuysECM

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Adilifu Nama's Super Black: American Pop Culture & Black Superheroes

Show description for Sunday 8/26/2012 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Our guest this afternoon, on the 5 o'clock hour, Adilifu Nama. We will be discussing his most recent work, Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes, winner of the American Book Award 2012. Super Black places the appearance of black superheroes alongside broad and sweeping cultural trends in American politics and pop culture, which reveals how black superheroes are not disposable pop products, but rather a fascinating racial phenomenon through which futuristic expressions and fantastic visions of black racial identity and symbolic political meaning are presented. Adilifu Nama sees the value—and finds new avenues for exploring racial identity—in black superheroes who are often dismissed as sidekicks, imitators of established white heroes, or are accused of having no role outside of blaxploitation film contexts.  Nama examines seminal black comic book superheroes such as Black Panther, Black Lightning, Storm, Luke Cage, Blade, the Falcon, Nubia, and others, some of whom also appear on the small and large screens, as well as how the imaginary black superhero has come to life in the image of President Barack Obama. Super Black explores how black superheroes are a powerful source of racial meaning, narrative, and imagination in American society that express a myriad of racial assumptions, political perspectives, and fantastic (re)imaginings of black identity. The book also demonstrates how these figures overtly represent or implicitly signify social discourse and accepted wisdom concerning notions of racial reciprocity, equality, forgiveness, and ultimately, racial justice. 
Adilifu Nama is Associate Professor and Chair of the African American Studies Department at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author of the award-winning Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film, the first book length examination of the topic.

Bobby ShortYou've Got That ThingBobby Short Loves Cole PorterAtlantic
King PleasureDiaper Pin (That Old Black Magic)Mr. JazzUnited Artists
Teddy Edwards & Howard McGheeYou Stepped Out Of A DreamTogether Again!Contemporary
Harold Land The FoxThe FoxContemporary
James Moody featuring Eddie JeffersonBirdland StoryFlutin' The BluesChess
Johnny HartmanI Get A Kick Out Of YouThe Debonair Mr. Hartman Bethlehem
Johnny HartmanStairway To The StarsI Just Dropped By To Say HelloImpusle
Dexter GordonStairway To The StarsOur Man In ParisBlue Note
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Bud PowellCleopatra's DreamThe Scene ChangesBlue Note
Bud PowellBlues In The Closet 1960 Essen, Grugahalle Jazzline
Harold Land Mirror-Mind RoseThe FoxContemporary
Cedar Walton featuring Abbey LincolnIn A Sentimental MoodThe MaestroMuse
Carlos Santans & John McLaughlinNaimaLove Devotion SurrenderColumbia
John McLaughlinBlue In GreenMy Goals BeyondDouglas
Rahsaan Roland KirkSalvation And ReminiscingPrepare Thyself To Deal With A MiracleAtlantic
Rahsaan Roland KirkCelestial BlissPrepare Thyself To Deal With A MiracleAtlantic
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Eddie HarrisFreedom Jazz DanceThe In SoundAtlantic
Miles DavisFreedom Jazz DanceMiles SmilesColumbia
Sam JonesOver The RainbowThe ChantRiverside
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Cannonball AdderleyLisa (exceprt)Cannonball Adderley Quintet PlusRiverside
Interview With Adilifu Nama By Justin Desmangles Interview With Adilifu Nama By Justin DesmanglesInterview With Adilifu Nama By Justin DesmanglesInterview With Adilifu Nama By Justin Desmangles
Cannonball AdderleyLisa (exceprt)Cannonball Adderley Quintet PlusRiverside
Oscar Brown, Jr. One Foot In The GutterOscar Brown,Jr. Tells It Like It IsColumbia
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Teddy Edwards & Howard McGheeMistyTogether Again!Contemporary