There is no doubt that the current political climate in our country has given resurgence to an acute awareness to political consciousness. This has pushed Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., way up into the stratosphere. While some of Caucasian decent exploit the division to stay in power, many abhor the division of the “sea”.
Music has forever been the gel of collusion. The infectious spirit, has raised the finger to traditions; emotions from all four corners of the globe have congealed in glee, especially when a concert is evented.
THE BALTIMORE CHANMBER JAZZ SOCIETY, continues to make this a happening, when last Sunday they scheduled the DAVE STRYKER QUINTET, featuring WARREN WOLF, on vibraphone, and Mc CLENTY HUNTER on drums; two African American artistes rising on the shoulders of DAVE (guitar) BOB MINTZER (sax) and JARED GOLD (organ).
CURTIS MAYFIELD and MARVIN GAYE would have been proud to see and hear their music converted to the jazz genre, especially, “Pusher Man” and “Trouble”.
The Baltimore Museum of Art was filled to capacity. A highly appreciative audience, that longed for the days of old, when freedom and inclusion, were embraced, not division.