Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Majesty of the Blues
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Linda S. from ORANGE, CT
Reviewed on 9/1/2006...
featureing The Death of Jazz; Happy Feet Blues and Hickory DIckory Dock.
Majestic Noble Inclination
A. Robinson | DC-the 51st State | 07/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got the cassette befoe the album was released when I was a college DJ. I've just bid farewell to the last shred of tape from playing it so long and so often. The entire piece, particularly the sermon, is a meditation. The sermon puts voice to that which many feel but can not find the way to put into words. Preachy? Yes, but that's what sermons are. At the sermon's core is the truth that in many ways indigenous music forms (jazz, blues) are dying and there are some who are blissfully ignorant or joyously celebrating their demise. But as the sermon says, 'beware of premature autopsies.' As one felow reviewer stated, this disk should be mandarory in all art appreciation classes. Get this disc if for nothing else the sermon. The other tracks are equally evocotive and showcase Wynton's creative genious."
If the sermon does'nt inspire you...
Andrew B. Malveaux II | Houston, Texas, USA | 05/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Listen to it in a few years and watch what happens. I was 20 years old and in my third year of college the first time I heard the sermon. I originally thought it long, preachy and campy. For some reason though, the words "...you better check those autopsies..." stuck with me. Well into my thirties, I bought the album just for the sermon. Little did I know the rest of the album is a masterpiece. If you believe passion in your workplace is gone (save for you) this is your album. If you believe true art is dead, this album is proof of the antithesis. If you wonder what your higher purpose is, this album can be a conduit to celestial comfort."