May. 25, 2020
Today's Session MUSIC HOPE ON A TIGHTROPE HAPPY BIRTHDAY MILES DAVIS #94
The human voice itself is the greatest instrument. Black folks' tradition begins with the voice . We try to make our instruments sound like our voices. Art Tatum vocalized the piano. John Coltrane vocalized the saxophone. Miles Davis vocalized the trumpet. It's the human voice you hear in the instrument. The human voice goes beyond technology, the poetry of the written page, and instrumental music. Where would our black culture be without the abundance of our musical genius? It lifted up, maintained our sanity, and directed our moves towards freedom. Today's session from Dr. Cornel West's Hope on a Tightrope, this session is MUSIC.