"Jazz & Social Justice": A Playlist by Angela Davis

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"Jazz & Social Justice": A Playlist by Angela Davis

June 3, 2020 | by SFJAZZ

Angela Davis (photo by Scott Chernis)

On April 18, 2018, author, educator, activist, and Civil Rights icon Angela Davis sat down with SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline for a Listening Party on "Jazz & Social Justice." Here are the tracks Davis shared, plus a couple of extras they didn't get to.

1. Billie Holiday - "Strange Fruit"

2. Carmen McRae - "Suppertime"

3. Charles Mingus - "Fables of Faubus"

4. Max Roach - "Driva Man"

5. John Coltrane - "Alabama"

6. Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Paul Motian - "La Pasionaria"

7. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - "K.K.P.D"

8. Ambrose Akinmusire - "Rollcall For Those Absent"

9. Lalah Hathaway ft. Samora Pinderhughes - "For Those Lost" (Sandra Bland)

10. International Sweethearts of Rhythm - "Jump Children"

11. Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington & Esperanza Spalding - "Unconditional Love"

12. Nicole Mitchell - "Black Unstoppable"

(Originally posted April 19, 2018)

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