domingo, 29 de septiembre de 2013

Wallace Rooney Quintet

"God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create—and from this capacity has flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allowed man to cope with his environment and many different situations.

Wallace Rooney

Jazz speaks for life. 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.

Rashaan Carter

Modern jazz has continued in this tradition, singing the songs of a more complicated urban existence. 

Wallace Rooney

When life itself offers no order and meaning, the musician creates an order and meaning from the sounds of the earth which flow through his instrument. It is no wonder that so much of the search for identity among American Negroes was championed by Jazz musicians.

Kursh Abadey

Long before the modern essayists and scholars wrote of racial identity as a problem for a multiracial world, musicians were returning to their roots to affirm that which was stirring within their souls.

Rashaan Carter

Much of the power of our Freedom Movement in the United States has come from this music. 

Wallace Rooney

It has strengthened us with its sweet rhythms when courage began to fail. It has calmed us with its rich harmonies when spirits were down.

Victor Gould

And now, Jazz is exported to the world. For in the particular struggle of the Negro in America there is something akin to the universal struggle of modern man.

Ben Salomon

Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith.

Wallace Rooney

In music, especially this broad category called Jazz, there is a stepping stone towards all of these.

Wallace Rooney Quintet

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Opening Address to the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival (prólogo del folleto del programa. Para conocer la historia completa de esta anécdota, os sugiero visitar este post de ZonadeJazz). 

Wallace Rooney Quintet
Wallace Roney_trompeta
Ben Salomon_saxo tenor

Victor Gould_piano
Rashaan Carter_contrabajo
Kursh Abadey_batería

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