This is a gift – Sounds of Blackness – the whole concept, the ministry. The gift and the mission is to continue the legacy of people such as the greatest composer in the history of this planet; Duke Ellington. When people would say to him, ‘You’re a jazz musician,’ he would say, ‘I do the music of my people.’ Duke Ellington did spiritual as well as his prolific jazz compositions. That’s the meaning of the name, Sounds of Blackness – every sound of blackness: jazz, blues, hip hop, gospel, reggae, rock spiritual. We bring those to people of all backgrounds with messages of inspiration.” The new CD is “Gift.”

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