Quotation by Imamu Amiri Baraka

The further jazz moves away from the stark blue continuum and the collective realities of Afro-American and American life, the more it moves into academic concert-hall lifelessness, which can be replicated by any middle class showing off its music lessons.
Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934), U.S. poet, playwright. "Jazz: Speech At Black Film Festival," Daggers and Javelins (1984).

Birth name LeRoi Jones.
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