• On the Shoulders of Giants, Volume 4

  • Jazz Lights Up Harlem
  • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Narrated by: Stanley Crouch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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The legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar takes listeners back to the Harlem Renaissance - a time and place when jazz was king. Famed jazz critic Stanley Crouch narrates as Kareem shares thoughts on this distinctly American musical style and its profound influence. Also offering insights are such iconic figures as Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, and Maya Angelou.
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A Gold mine in a short book

Like Adbul-Jabbar's other pieces on the Harlem Renaissance, this one gives a birds eye's view and then swoops in on the juicy tidbits. In this case it's Jazz and the juicy bits are Ellington, Armstrong, Wallet, and more.