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ONE WAY Recommends [Issue #12]
Wynton Marsalis
By Jason Sklar

Unforgivable Blackness (CD Astralwerks)

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center bandmates’ bluesy backdrop score for Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary, sets out stride piano, slide trombone, plunger mute calls, and playful New Orleansish collective playing in unique musical snapshots to reflect the life and times of the first African-American Heavyweight Champion. Minus the visual content and commentary of the documentary, the music more than holds its own - it cuts to the chase often leaving you yearning for longer tracks. These 21 swingin’ well-constructed jazz etchings bounce along as if musically depicting a rocking chair on the front porch of an Old West saloon. Jack Johnson literally fought back against the white norms and values of the early 20th century. He insisted on living the life of a free man in a time where whites were ready to mar him and other African Americans to the point of social obsolescence. The strength of Marsalis’ confident blues vignettes charge forward providing a fitting backdrop to Johnson pummeling opponents in the boxing ring. The documentary will air January 17, 2005 on PBS.


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