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Last night the Barbican in London hosted the international premier of Langston Hughes masterpiece ASK YOUR MAMA: 12 Moods for Jazz.
One of the most profound statements on music I’ve ever heard or read was made by the saxophone player Charlie Parker, he said:
On 29 December 1965, a group of musicians, critics and activists gathered at St Paul the Apostle School in New York to debate the relationship between jazz and revolutionary black nationalism.