Can you hear the message of Jazz?

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Dear reader, please take a moment to consider whatever context that Danny Barker is speaking within this fragment. It's worth a replay.

What's he talking about? No right or wrong answer here – just thought. A clue of ingenuity:

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Mr. Barker is relating to the students what it was like for him, growing up in the downtown sections of New Orleans in the formative years of the 20th century. Young Dan (who earned the nickname “Son do”) was fascinated by the world of sound that New Orleans presented before the age of audio. Street peddlers were just one facet of this rich life of musical expression that also consisted of: brass bands, Baptist churches, Creole housewives' songs and, the swinging saloon doors that loosed the galloping horses of the New Orleans piano professors.

Ingenious as he was, it is improbable that the child understood the call of the Blackberry Lady as a, “yell for survival – for to live” (although she was not carrying that basket on her head for exercise.) Nevertheless the child grew to become the quintessential Jazz man with an abundance of insight. Danny Barker may not have been considered an “icon” but, he is forever to be esteemed as Master.

By the time that he had the opportunity to instruct future generations, Daniel Moses Barker had already reflected on seemingly every nuance of his life in order to draw conclusions regarding the Jazz lifestyle.

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Danny's message is represented within every moment that he existed in his life as, “an American citizen first, and an American Negro always.” There before he was born and, here after his passing, are the changes of the American dynamic.

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Pay attention to the Jazz man's slang.

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What is he talking about? Answer...! Fast!!

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Dear reader, my demonstration here intends for no “Trick Bag.” Still, I offer this:

If Jazz is not about evolution... then something here doesn't quite fit.

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Where am I going? Catch me next Tuesday.

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Comment by Esquizito on March 31, 2009 at 10:00am
"The very essence of the life of the mind is the freedom to inquire, to examine, and to criticize."
- John Hope Franklin (1915-2009)

and... I agree and believe what the old folks say. (Cooking is better over coal fire!)

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