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HHr-PJM 2017-FINAL2 -Publishing Version

Pure Jazz Magazine covers the music called Jazz from a very unique perspective not seen in most publications.

THE INFLUENCE OF JAZZ ON

THE INFLUENCE OF JAZZ ON A POET LEGENDS OF JAZZ Abiodun Oyewole EUBIE BLAKE BILLIE HOLIDAY THELONIUS MONK LESTER YOUNG HERBIE HANCOCK PYRAMIDS OF SOUND GURUS OF BLACK MUSIC SUNSHINE ON A CLOUDY DAY MUSICAL GRIOTS TELLING OUR STORY IN RHYTHMS AND SOUNDS CLEANSING THE AIR WASHING OUR SOULS IN THE WELL OF OUR FOUNTAIN HELPING US TO ESCAPE AND FACE Abiodun Oyewole Abiodun Oyewole, poet and an original member of “The Last Poets”. He has toured the world with his special brand of musical poetry. THIS HARSH REALITY AND HEAR AND SEE A BETTER WORLD WHERE LOVE GREETS YOU AT THE DOOR MESSAGING OUR MINDS WITH NUTRITIONAL SOUNDS TO GIVE US STRENGTH TO INSPIRE US ALL TO LOVE MORE BE MORE AND DO MORE SO WE FALLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF EUBIE BLAKE Page 34 - Pure Jazz Magazine

AND SHUFFLE ALONG EVEN WHILE THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL US WE LISTEN TO THE LADY WHO MADE OUR DAY MADE US SEE THE STRANGE FRUIT HANGING FROM THE POPLAR TREE AND TASTED HER TEARS IN THE MORNING WITH HER HEART ACHING SITTING AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE AFTER THE PREZ WOKE US UP WITH THE SWEET SOUNDS FROM HIS SAXAPHONE AND MONK DOING HIS BEBOP DANCE ROUND MIDNIGHT AND COCKY HAND HERBIE USING THE BLACK AND WHITE KEYS TO TAKE US ON A MAIDEN VOYAGE WHERE WE EAT SLICES OF WATERMELON FROM THE WATERMELON MAN WHO KNOWS WHAT WE LIKE AND HOW MUCH WE LOVE FREEDOM THIS IS OUR LIBERATION ABIODUN 6-7-17 Pure Jazz Magazine - Page 35