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    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)

    Malcolm’s words
    fire darts, the victor’s tireless
    thrusts, words hung above the world
    change as it may, he said it, and
    for this he was killed,
    —Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934)

    Who has ever stopped to think of the divinity of Lamont Cranston?
    Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934)

    Kind
    death. O
    my dark and sultry
    love.
    —Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934)

    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)