Opus 39 - 'Close Enough for Jazz'

Scott Blankenship and Garrett McQueen

Opus 39 - 'Close Enough for Jazz'

How do you define jazz? Should it sit side-by-side with “classical” music in the concert hall? At what point does the act of incorporating elements of jazz become cultural appropriation? In this opus, Garrett and Scott explore these questions and discuss jazz’s connection to black music and Black History Month. The two also recap their recent trip to Detroit for the 5th annual SphinxConnect conference, billed as the “epicenter for artists and leaders in diversity.” Garrett and Scott send “get well soon” vibes to Janis Lane-Ewart, who has been rescheduled to a future opus of Trilloquy due to illness.

Episode Playlist
Samuel Barber – Summer Music
Darius Milhaud - La Création du monde
Leonard Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: VII. Fugue ('Cool')
Duke Ellington – Black, Brown, and Beige
Nina Simone – “Love Me or Leave Me,” “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” “Mississippi Goddam,” “Strange Fruit”
Jessie Montgomery – Coincident Dances
Michael Abels – Winged Creatures
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5
DaBaby – “Bop”
Joel Thompson – Seven Last Words of the Unarmed
Astor Piazzolla - “Fuga y Misterio”

Jazz 88
What Is Jazz?
Apollo’s Fire
Art Accordingly Podcast
Classically Black Podcast
Exigence Ensemble
“Your Guide to Evergreen Programming”
Sphinx Tank 2020

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