Tag Archives: Freedom

R.I.P. Roy Hargrove (1969 – 2018)

It’s so very sad to learn that Roy Hargrove is gone. He was a real jazz man, a fantastic improvisor who loved to play it rough and risky. He really gave more than 100%, as he said in this video. … Continue reading

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THE QUEEN IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! ~ R.I.P. ARETHA FRANKLIN (1942-2018)

Barack Obama said via Twitter: Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and … Continue reading

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RE: TERROR ATTACKS IN PARIS — WE WILL DEFEND LIBERTY, EQUALITY & FRATERNITY

There is a war going on. We musicians can only blow louder, and harder. Music is our weapon. For us, there is no other way. Paris is everywhere. We are all Parisians today. Let’s fight those terrorist lowlives!

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To AFRICA: Best wishes from GERMANY via the USA

The below playlist is dedicated to the brave African freedom fighters in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Côte d’Ivoire, and all other African countries where the message of freedom cannot remain suppressed any longer. I never thought it was possible, but I … Continue reading

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