22. september 2006

God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create, and from this capacity have flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allwed man to cope with his environment in many situations. Jazz speaks of life. The blues tells the stories of life’s difficulties, and if you will think for a moment , you will realize that they take the harshest 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, singing the songs of more complicated urban existance.