Black History?America

Today media’s bombardment of well paid pop acoustical-movie celebrities has all but obliterated consciousness of the great musical innovators: Oscar Peterson Art Tatum Earl Hines Charlie Parker Miles Davis John Coltrane Mcoy Tyner Elvin Jones Louis Armstrong Dizzie Gilesppie Duke Ellington Nancy Wilson Sarah Vaughn Nina Simone Ella Fitzgerald Billy Holliday Dakota Staton Joe Williams … More Black History?America


“Dig”  and “cool” were words that I first remember in a  context that seemed to have preceded the birth of rock and roll’s popularity, words that shaded mysterious cultish initiates who behaved and spoke as though they’d tapped into the essence of  existence: for as in another of their cult-like expressions:  they knew “where it’s … More Dig