Sunday, June 20, 2010

Review: Lewis Parker & John Robinson - International Summers

To many children of the Millennial generation the musical art form known as Jazz is more alien than a typewriter or pay phone. The genre that once was thee sound of youthful rebellion and could be heard blasting from many Cotton Club-like speak easy’s coast to coast back in the 1920’s and 30’s has sadly dimmed a bit in the 21st century…As time marched forward the improvisational art birthed timeless masters of their craft…men named Coltrane, Blakey, Monk, Morton, Roach, Mingus, Davis and so forth. These giants of the musical world left lasting imprints in the recording and performance world’s and helped shape future genre’s of black music that would come, including, you guessed it, Hip-Hop.

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