Episode #29: William Parker and Amiri Baraka on the Future of Jazz (IICSI Archive)

In this archival conversation from 2007 between Amiri Baraka and William Parker, you will hear about the importance of Curtis Mayfield to Black pride and identity, how commercialism leads to divisions in the Jazz world, the way that mixed genre music can best reflect different aspects of one people, like Duke Ellington making a chronology of Black life in one piece of music. This episode originally aired on CFRU 93.3FM on November 5, 2015.


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