All Blues

He is rushing, he is late, and the year is unknown but it looks sepia so it is safe to say this is happening some time ago. Now since Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis was released In 1959, I want to relate my feelings to what was going on during this era in the United States. It was the beginning of a lot of social movements which America had no idea was about to change the way people lived forever. The birth of 1960 meant special change for blacks, the civil rights movement.
The way jazz goes for me, I tell it how I want. It is my story and ironically enough jazz is usually for this purpose, as the background music. So what is happening is there is this tall lean brown man who we say is my puerto rican grandfather. He has been running all day, basically for his life, hiding behind walls in alley ways as the police search for him. This happens every time the trumpet gets low. Now it is okay to laugh because he should not have stolen the flowers for my grandmother outside but hey he is in love.
I see it so clearly because the instruments are repetitive in this piece making it feel surreal or like your watching a movie. It becomes so serious each time the trumpet pitch changes building the suspense. Then we think Ponce is free with nine minutes left of the song because the whole mood is different. He is walking booming thinking the chase is over, proud with his flowers saying hi to everyone in the neighborhood and it’s like the whole world is outside because it’s summer. This is my favorite part because it gives off a feeling of relief since we have not seen a cop for about five minutes!
Ponce! We hear and the chase is on again, just when he thought he was free. It was too good to be true that the black man can ever sleep in the white mans country. Society thinks Ponce is black because he is dark skin but when the cops finally stop him it becomes a joke! He does not even speak any English! Funny enough Miles even sounds the trumpet in this laughter fart sound but do not worry my grandmother got her flowers. Well the petals and stems that were left! “All Blues” gets a five star rating.


Author: Tiy Hampton

20 something year old New Yorker, that will make a difference. Open minded, talkative, only child. Shopping, traveling and food are my favorite. God first. I do radio, I model, I write, I report on events and conduct interviews. I believe you must do what you love in order to truly live. #ForTheLove

1 thought on “All Blues”

  1. I’m having trouble connection to the writing… I get it but I don’t… i see what you’re doing but don’t.

    What were you trying to accomplish here? What was the point of the post? What should I have taken away from it?

    Overall, the blogs had moments of beauty but also inconsistency throughout… some grammar issues and some of the posts were late, seemed rushed too.

    What about some research to help you along?

    I’ll have your grade ready shortly.


    Professor Dunphy

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