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Pioneer High Teacher Robert Elliott Drums With A Jazz Quartet At A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, January 1977 Photographer: Jack Stubbs

Pioneer High Teacher Robert Elliott Drums With A Jazz Quartet At A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, January 1977 image
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Ann Arbor News, January 15, 1977
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Today is the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's birth, but the Ann Arbor Public Schools commemorated the event yesterday, with an in-service afternoon program for teachers and administrators at Pioneer High. Following presentations by Supt. Harry Howard, Asst. Supt. Robert Potts, and Prof. James Standifer of the U-M Music School there was a program by a jazz quartet of local musicians, which included Pioneer High teacher Robert Elliott on drums. The remainder of the program was furnished by artists of the New Black Repertory Company, including dancers, shown above in "African Welcome Dance." Other company members presented poetry and song to honor Dr. King. The company has also scheduled public appearances Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights next week at Mack Elementary School. (Staff photos by Jack Stubbs)

The Albums of Miles Davis

Miles Davis reinvented himself on a regular basis and thus has many distinct periods, each of which he excelled in. Here are some highlights of his more traditional and easy-to-listen-to albums:

Searching for Roots: Discovering Electric Blues in White America

The legend of SUN RA

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7
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February
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1986
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The Folk Music Revival in Ann Arbor (Late 1950s - Early 1960s)

In 1957 freshman student Al Young and Bill McAdoo founded the University of Michigan Folklore Society. Al Young went on to become the Poet Laureate of California.

Ann Arbor's 'The Bird of Paradise'

I would spend many evenings at the Bird of Paradise. It was always dark in there. After all, it’s a jazz club.

The Forgotten Jazz Scene

How could the repeal of prohibition in 1933 affect the onset of The Sixties in Ann Arbor? It sounds like Chaos Theory, where the flapping of a butterfly wing in Brazil affects the amount of snow that falls in Greenland. But such an effect did occur. And the sad thing is that the scene I am about to describe is hardly remembered. I keep waiting for someone to write about it, but it might have to be me!