Imamu Amiri Baraka – Come Back Pharoah (1972)

From the album It’s Nation Time – African Visionary Music by Imamu Amiri Baraka. Amiri Baraka, born in 1934, in Newark, New Jersey, USA, is the author of over 40 books of essays, poems, drama, and music history and criticism, a poet icon and revolutionary political activist who has recited poetry and lectured on cultural and political issues extensively in the USA, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe. … Continue reading Imamu Amiri Baraka – Come Back Pharoah (1972)

Art Pepper – Nature Boy (1979)

Nature Boy is the second track on the album Straight Life by saxophonist Art Pepper. Recorded September 1979 at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA and released same year on Galaxy Records. Brilliant music. Art Pepper (September 1, 1925 – June 15, 1982), born Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr., was an American alto saxophonist and clarinetist. About Pepper, Scott Yanow of All Music stated, “In the 1950s he was one of … Continue reading Art Pepper – Nature Boy (1979)