Christine Correa – Just You Stand and Listen With Me (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:20 minutes | 1,04 GB | Genre: Jazz
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The Civil Rights Movement was a principal fight during the turbulent 1960s. In turn, many artists took up the mantle of progress and/or revolution. Three of the most righteous voices in jazz music were vocalist Abbey Lincoln, drummer/composer Max Roach, and composer/lyricist Oscar Brown, Jr. Their defiant music on We Insist!: The Freedom Now Suite and Percussion Bitter Sweet remains as poignant and topical today as it was upon release.Vocalist Christine Correa was introduced to the music of these three icons by her mentor Ran Blake upon her arrival from Mumbai, India. The music had visceral effect on her that has remained to this day, especially as the parallels of the Civil Rights and the Black Lives Matter movements have become more and more focused. Correa’s new recording, Just You Stand and Listen with Me, revisits the powerful music of Lincoln, Roach, and Brown to remind listeners that their struggles are still very much alive.
Correa came to Boston from her native India in 1979 to attend the New England Conservatory of Music. NEC is where she met the pianist and jazz sage Ran Blake. During their studies, Blake brought the music of Lincoln and Roach to Correa’s attention. Correa was stunned by Lincoln’s conviction and honesty in performance along with her ability to evoke joy, pain, and anger, which added such emotional depth to Roach’s dramatic writing and to Brown’s resonant texts.
1-1. Christine Correa – Driva’ Man (04:17)
1-2. Christine Correa – When Malindy Sings (05:52)
1-3. Christine Correa – Mendacity (03:46)
1-4. Christine Correa – Caged Bird (04:03)
1-5. Christine Correa – Straight Ahead (05:04)
1-6. Christine Correa – All Africa (07:02)
1-7. Christine Correa – Triptych: Prayer / Protest / Peace (06:03)
1-8. Christine Correa – Who Will Buy? (05:50)
1-9. Christine Correa – Tears From Johannesburg (07:49)
1-10. Christine Correa – Garvey’s Ghost (04:32)
1-11. Christine Correa – Freedom Day (03:58)