Postcard from Jazz with Words~ Zen & Now… Announces… “Sitting In @ 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival” by Jannat Bey

Fifty Shades of Jazz blog has spiritually matured into Jazz with Words ~ Zen & Now.  I have been working on this collection of poetry and prose for the twenty songs featured on the CD since 2011.  It is truly a labor of love.  Most of all, it demonstrates the healing and transformative powers of jazz with words.  It is best served with Amazon streaming to listen to the sounds as you read online.  Thanks for swinging by to check it out.  Peace Out!  Jannat



MJFO rehearsal 1965 Orchestratra
Rehearsal 1965 MJFO Orchestratra Dizzy Gillespie playing trumpet, Gil Fuller Conducting. Join me and the families and spectators.

For the best results please listen to the songs simultaneously for a full experience.


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  Sitting In @ Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra 1965 by Jannat Bey

 The sounds felt when Jannat was eleven years old in Sitting In @ 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival saved her life when diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. She had fallen in love with the sounds of jazz music and the words it inspired her to write. Jazz cultivated a sense of freedom and universal love making a wonderful transition and departure from the Civil Rights Movement and the riotous flames that engulfed L.A. a month before the Festival’s opening. Her father Gil Fuller was the Conductor and Orchestrator for the Festival giving her a front row seat at rehearsals, live performances and the recording of the two albums in October 1965. Dizzy Gillespie & James Moody were the featured artists who were very much a part of her family. In a tumultuous world, Sitting In is this baby boomer’s Jazz Call and Response to reconnect and heal the soul through grace in a perfect way through sounds and words. It is returning to the universal language of music that cultivates peace and a better communication of love. Through the poems and narratives, the songs speak to everyone a truth that can relate and compose a life created with a soul filled wisdom opening up our hearts and a life of abundance, wisdom through self-expression. Inspirational audio download: Dizzy Gillespie & James Moody With Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra May 13, 2008 Streaming Listen with Unlimited Listen to any song, anywhere with Amazon Music Unlimited.



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