• NOAntiquePhonographs

    “But we overlook the innovation that created jazz. We put all these genres together in a gumbo to create jazz. Now we’ve got to keep innovating. So that’s my job, to hold our past sacredly, but also to take that Buddy Bolden spirit and keep innovating.” Bravo. In fact Mr. Morton is in a unique position to honor Bolden’s legacy. Morton’s parents’ church owns Buddy Bolden’s home. They are letting it fall down and before long it may just fall down. Maybe Mr. Morton could hold the past “sacredly” by getting his parents to fix what should be a national historic landmark.