Blues is the mother of jazz. From Free Jazz to Swing. No one can tell me how to sing blues. My ancestors owned that sh*t. Appropriate it all you like.
Ignorants blaming singers singing off. What about the other musicians playing out of tune. Not playing in the singers key?
Here is a great read for those who still don’t compute what I’m saying.
Especially Europeans who think they invented jazz or those who like to disrespect gospel music in jazz progressively; a poignant benchmark in jazz, historically, from blues, without which – you have nothing ..’ –
Some Europeans carrying on about jazz make me laugh when they act as if it’s their legacy and not black origin music. That’s a blues for you to note.
Read Greg Tivis’s view on this notion here
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