Ron Miles - I Am A Man (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 322.07 Mb | 57:06 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Yellowbird - YEB-7776
When two workers were killed by a malfunctioning garbage truck in Memphis in 1968, the flames of activism were rightly stoked. Sanitation workers fed up with poor working conditions and abuse of power poured into the streets wielding "I Am A Man" signs, making a principled stand that spoke not only to the situation at hand, but also to a broader struggle connected to the civil rights movement. That incident remains clearly fixed in cornetist Ron Miles' mind, standing out both for its place in history and for what the statement on those signs represents.