A piece by Ian Johnson
Looking Ahead – Eric Dolphy & Ken McIntre
Acrylic on Wood Panel, 22×10″
Month: October 2011
We recognize the excellence of Ahmad Jamal as we celebrate the anniversary of one of Hip Hop’s most significant releases…Common Sense’s ‘Resurrection’ album.
My earliest recollection of Dizzy Gillespie comes, without a doubt, from “The Cosby Show.” Like a child, I was both overtly amused and implicitly scared of to the perplexing nature of this puffy-cheeked man.
The road leading from Gil Scott-Heron to W.E.B. Du Bois is paved with the theories of timeless thinkers and set to a soundtrack consisting of hip-hop, jazz, and funk. In changing the world of today into the society of tomorrow, we must remember to appreciate both.