Esquizito's Blog – October 2009 Archive (4)

October 27th, 2009

The time has come to harvest. With just this side of two months remaining in this centennial of a Jazz culture true original, it has fallen upon me that I now focus my attention on presenting a fitting finale, to my study of the life and legacy of Daniel Moses Barker. I find myself referring to various excerpts presented in… Continue

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October 20th, 2009

“It's a whole turnaround.”



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October 13th, 2009

“I remember them; they would get violently angry if you asked them about their religion... which they newly joined.”



It's a touchy subject... religion. Nevertheless, Danny Barker stood his ground. I would say that Danny realized that something larger was a stake, in the story of Black people in America. Perhaps he also saw that Islam, “one of the great religions of the world,” would eventually take the world's spotlight. Thus, Danny Barker made this an issue worthy of his scrutiny,… Continue

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October 6th, 2009

Let's play this one by the numbers. Daniel Moses Barker was born in 1909. He relocated to New York in 1930 at the age of 21 years; thus completing his third seven-year cycle. In his earliest times in Harlem, Danny encountered some of the greatest minds of the 20th century. (Langston Hughes embodied one of such.) By the completion of his next seven-year cycle, Danny Barker was witness to a pivotal time in the history of Jazz. They year was 1937.…



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