Category Archives: Albert Murray

  1. Follow the Music

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    June 24, 2014 by Jackie Modeste

    This is an excerpt of my remarks for the June 19, 2014, Jazz Diplomacy event sponsored by Natixis at the …
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  2. ‘Mind the Gap’ — Develop Cultural Competence

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    June 9, 2014 by Jackie Modeste

    The alleged “skills gap” dominates conversations about the relationship between education and work. Peter Smirniotopoulos and his co-author Natalie Pregibon …
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  3. Albert Murray’s Influence Beyond the Blues

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    September 9, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    Albert Murray was 97 when he passed away in his Harlem apartment on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at 7:30PM. It …
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  4. Albert Murray at 97 — the Geography of a Mind

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    May 28, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    “Identity is best defined in terms of culture… American culture, even in the most rigidly segregated precincts, is patently and …
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  5. Midday Riffs: Don Tapscott, Knowledge & the Suite Life

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    January 26, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    “A blues riff is a brief musical phrase that is repeated, sometimes with very subtle variations…” –Albert Murray, Stomping the …
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  6. Morning Riffs: Apple & MOOCs

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    January 24, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    Duke Ellington, “It Don’t Mean a Thing” (1943) “A blues riff is a brief musical phrase that is repeated, sometimes …
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  7. Train Whistle Diplomacy: Blues-Based Jazz & National Identity

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    October 1, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Train Whistle Diplomacy: Blues-Based Jazz and National Identity (47 – 67) Blues and swing, 48 – 51 Blues-Based jazz, 51 – …
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