Drake's Radio, EP.12: Jason Jules, A Black Ivy Special
By Jason Jules
Jul 13, 2022
“This playlist, curated for Drake’s Radio, combines some fantastic jazz tracks along with spoken clips.
Music was an integral part of Black Ivy and the civil rights movement - from Motown to Free jazz to spirituals and folk songs. One of the most enduring styles was soul-jazz.
Young, urban artists like Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, brothers Nat and Cannonball Adderly, Billy Taylor and Bobby Timmons - most of whom were conservatory trained - mixed the sound of black churches in the rural south with new, funky, expressive grooves, providing the perfect soundtrack to the book 'Black Ivy - A Revolt In Style'."
(1) Milestones by MILES DAVIS
(2) I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free by BILLY TAYLOR TRIO
(3) My Favorite Things by JOHN COLTRANE
(4) Alfie’s Theme Differently by SONNY ROLLINS
(5) Misterioso by J.J. JOHNSON
(6) Moanin’ by ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS
(7) Recado Bossa Nova by HANK MOBLEY
(8) Cantaloupe Island by NAT ADDERLEY
(9) The Selma March by GRANT GREEN
(10) Final Speech - April 3, 1968 by MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
(11) Wade In The Water by RAMSEY LEWIS
(12) Take The “A” Train by ELLA FITZGERALD, DUKE ELLINGTON
(13) I Too by LANGSTON HUGHES
(14) I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free by NINA SIMONE
(15) Mercy, Mercy, Mercy by CANNONBALL ADDERLEY
(16) In The Heat Of The Night by RAY CHARLES
(17) Lift To The Scaffold by MILES DAVIS
(18) So What by EDDIE JEFFERSON