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Howard Wiley and The Angola Project – 12 Gates To The City (2010)

Howard Wiley and The Angola Project – 12 Gates To The City (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron Howard Wiley’s The Angola Project (2007) created a lot of buzz and put his name firmly on the jazz map. It wasn’t so much for the tenor saxophonist’s playing or inventing a whole new style of jazz. Rather, the acclaim came from the attention he brought to the spirituals of Louisiana’s state prison at Angola, andRead More

Howard Wiley – The Angola Project (2007)

by S. Victor Aaron At the base level, music’s purpose is to entertain. Some musicians go beyond mere entertainment and use their music to promote a point of view, provoke thought and kindle certain kinds of emotions. Hand in hand with those higher goals are the use of music as a vehicle to educate listeners. On The Angola Project, jazzRead More

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