Category Archives: Native Americans

SONNY ROLLINS’ “AIREGIN” is about “ORIGIN” is about “OXYGEN” is about “NIGERIA”

I guess that headline sums it up what Sonny subconsciously wanted to tell us with “Airegin” which is one of his greatest hits beside “St. Thomas”, “Oleo”, and “Doxy”. Here it is in its initial performance, as played by the … Continue reading

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…as for WEST SIDE STORY :)

– And now? Now, ya gonna be cool, and ya gonna dance to the westside o’town, an’ ya get a copy o’ the Dee-Vee-Dee & the original soundtrack … somewhere ;) A self-critical P.S. by lyricist Stephen Sondheim can be … Continue reading

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HOW A BRITON, SOME SWING KINGS & TWO BOPPERS SAW “THE BEAUTIFUL INDIANS”, OR…

… 13 JAZZ REFLECTIONS ON THE NATIVE AMERICAN It’s all about love, dear folks, and also about a guilty conscience… ? …Now, meditate a while on that. Dave Brubeck must have felt this guilt, or rather shame, paired of course … Continue reading

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