Check out this gem form our friends at Revivalist – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s opening speech at the Berlin Jazz Festival in 1964. He echos some of the same sentiments as Amiri Baraka on Freedom Suite (after Strangelove).
“The Blues tell the story of life’s difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph. This is triumphant music. Modern Jazz has continued in this tradition…” (read the rest at revivalist.okayplayer.com)