High on the Hog

Review – High On The Hog (Alison Crockett)

The anger and pride is spoken by the last Texan black chef when he said that we [black people] are the innovators of most everything that is beautiful and in pop culture in America right now and it has been taken, monetized and whitewashed, and exported out TO THE WORLD. It is the same anger and pride I feel as I watch white music educators teach jazz, divorcing the drum and the cultural experience from the music while still being appreciative that the music is being passed down, but just not to us. Jazz is all about putting some grease in it, sing like you eatin’ some chicken.