11.23
TCC Playlist: A Love Supreme by John Coltrane

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John Coltrane

“His way . . . it is so wonderful.”

John Coltrane was a musician addicted to heroin, and on the verge of losing everything, when, in 1957, he had a mystical experience, what he described as “a spiritual awakening.” More and listen after the jump:

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12.17
Memorial of St. Daniel and The Three Youths

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Hirst-Golden-Calf

The art above is “Golden Calf” by Damien Hirst. Learn the story of the three youths from our own Melissa Musick, and listen to some of the music their story has inspired (by The Larks and Louis Armstrong) after the jump:

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5.17
TCC Playlist: A Sunday Kind of Love by Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella in Performance

“I asked the Lord above please send me someone to love, a special Sunday kind of love.”

Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady of Song, grew up in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. We recommend the bluesy ballad, “A Sunday Kind of Love.” Listen to it after the jump:

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2.17
TCC Playlist: Go To The Mardi Gras by Professor Longhair

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Professor Longhair

Henry Roeland Byrd better known as Professor Longhair or “Fess” for short, was an influential New Orleans blues singer and pianist known for his Afro-Cuban “rumba boogie” sound. Listen to his signature song, “Mardi Gras in New Orleans” and learn more about his life after the jump:

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