Happy May 1st, comrades! Jazz has never been apolitical. May 1st is a good day to remember it.
John Coltrane recorded Alabama after four black girls were killed by a Birmingham church bomb. When Martin Luther King started his civil rights campaign, the entire jazz community, black and white, supported him. John Coltrane - Alabama
from "Live At Birdland" (1963), Impulse. John Coltrane - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone ; McCoy Tyner - piano ; Jimmy Garrison - bass ; Elvin Jones - drums. Written by John Coltrane.