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The Sound of Blackness

An Editorial by Melvin Twigg Mason What is it about jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd’s “Cristo Redentor” that so captivates me? The iconic 1970 tune, written by Duke Pearson (“Chili Peppers,” “Jeannine“), seems to capture the soul of how it feels to be Black in America. Though Pearson attributed this work to his being inspired by […]