Let Freedom Ring

Jez Nelson presents a series about the remarkable albums the late jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded for the Blue Note label in the 1960s.

The series of classic albums that McLean recorded for Blue Note between 1959 and 1967 (including the landmark LP, Let Freedom Ring) are his crowning achievement, and chart his move from a position as a journeyman to a key creator of the modern sound of jazz.

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20080408

Music, Race and the Soul of America

2/2.

Forty years ago, black America lost its leaders - from JFK to Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X, those that propelled the civil rights movement forward were gone.

In their place, the music had to take the lead.

In this landmark series, actor Morgan Freeman looks at the legacy of Dr King's message in terms of Afro American music, from 1968 to the present day.

With contributions from Stevie Wonder, Grandmaster Flash, Chuck D, Gil Scott Heron, The Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z and many more.

They discuss how the message has changed through the years, and if the quest for individual wealth has replaced the collective goals of the civil rights era.

20080408

Music, Race and the Soul of America

2/2.

Forty years ago, black America lost its leaders - from JFK to Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X, those that propelled the civil rights movement forward were gone.

In their place, the music had to take the lead.

In this landmark series, actor Morgan Freeman looks at the legacy of Dr King's message in terms of Afro American music, from 1968 to the present day.

With contributions from Stevie Wonder, Grandmaster Flash, Chuck D, Gil Scott Heron, The Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z and many more.

They discuss how the message has changed through the years, and if the quest for individual wealth has replaced the collective goals of the civil rights era.

JF0120060701

Jez Nelson presents a series about the remarkable albums the late jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded for the Blue Note label in the 1960s.

The series of classic albums that McLean recorded for Blue Note between 1959 and 1967 (including the landmark LP, Let Freedom Ring) are his crowning achievement, and chart his move from a position as a journeyman to a key creator of the modern sound of jazz.Jez Nelson presents a series about the remarkable albums the late jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded for the Blue Note label in the 1960s.

The series of classic albums that McLean recorded for Blue Note between 1959 and 1967 (including the landmark LP, Let Freedom Ring) are his crowning achievement, and chart his move from a position as a journeyman to a key creator of the modern sound of jazz.

The programme is based around a series of candid interviews Jez Nelson conducted with McLean over the last few years, and also includes specially-recorded contributions from other well-known musicians associated with McLean, including vibraphone legend Bobby Hutcherson.

JF0120060701

Jez Nelson presents a series about the remarkable albums the late jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded for the Blue Note label in the 1960s.

The series of classic albums that McLean recorded for Blue Note between 1959 and 1967 (including the landmark LP, Let Freedom Ring) are his crowning achievement, and chart his move from a position as a journeyman to a key creator of the modern sound of jazz.Jez Nelson presents a series about the remarkable albums the late jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded for the Blue Note label in the 1960s.

The series of classic albums that McLean recorded for Blue Note between 1959 and 1967 (including the landmark LP, Let Freedom Ring) are his crowning achievement, and chart his move from a position as a journeyman to a key creator of the modern sound of jazz.

The programme is based around a series of candid interviews Jez Nelson conducted with McLean over the last few years, and also includes specially-recorded contributions from other well-known musicians associated with McLean, including vibraphone legend Bobby Hutcherson.

JF02 LAST20060708

Jez focuses on McLean's golden era on Blue Note, including the landmark LPs One Step Beyond and Destination Out, and considers why McLean felt compelled to push his playing towards a higher level of expression.

JF02 LAST20060708

Jez focuses on McLean's golden era on Blue Note, including the landmark LPs One Step Beyond and Destination Out, and considers why McLean felt compelled to push his playing towards a higher level of expression.