Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Ten Freedom Summers
I've been listening to Wadada Leo Smith's breathtaking tribute to the Civil Rights movement in Ten Freedom Summers, recalling the years 1954-64. It is a fantastic opus from a man who was part of the movement and has contributed greatly to the body of jazz music. There is an air of improvisation in these compositions, and I imagine don't sound quite the same way twice on stage, but you can listen to them at Grooveshark.