Monday, January 9, 2012

John Malveaux: 'Thanks to Maestro John McLaughlin Williams...the William Grant Still library is still open for appreciation'

[John McLaughlin Williams]

On Jan. 8, 2012 AfriClassical posted: “John McLaughlin Williams Conducts CentennialCelebration Orchestra in 'Archaic Ritual' by William Grant Still onYouTube (17:29).” John Malveaux of has made this comment:

I once heard Malcolm X's daughter say 'every time an elder dies, it is like a library burning down.' Thanks to Maestro John McLaughlinWilliams and others, the William Grant Still library is still open for appreciation and recognition.”

John Malveaux 

Comment by email:
Bill, you're very kind to put this up, but I don't think I deserve it. It's an old performance, but I thought that with so few of Still's works readily available, having one more that hasn't been widely heard could only be a good thing. There's so much unheard Still, and some of us know that his best has not yet been recorded. 

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