Sunday, 11 June 2017

97th birthday of Hazel Scott

(Born 11 June 1920, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago)
Perspicacious pianist, singer, actress and freedom exponent whose incomparable affirmation of her African American identity in Hollywood of the 1940s-1950s remains a towering legacy
(Professor Scott: Seminar! [The Hazel Scott Show, summer 1950])
(Hazel Scott Trio, “Foggy day” [personnel: Scott, piano; Charles Mingus, bass; Rudy Nichols, drums; recorded: French Television, 1955])

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