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Alabama
Picture for Jazzs, Colective Exhibition.
2010

"When a musician takes his black tool and starts blowing, he improvises, he creates, it comes up from inside. It's his soul. Jazz is the only place in the United States where the Black man can create freely"
Malcolm X

On September 15, 1963, the Ku Klux Klan attempted with a bomb on the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham (Alabama). On the massacre four girls died and there were dozens of wounded. John Coltrane created Alabama in memory of these last events. The song's rising strength has always been acknowledged as representation of the growing struggle for the rights of The Black Community in the United States.

 
 
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