"I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag - The White Flag" now out on Sunnyside

Mar 5 | Posted by: Stephanie

Back in December 2019, I recorded a collection of solo piano arrangements of the music of Charles Mingus. It was a real labor of love, and it kicked my ass. It's out today on Sunnyside Records, and it's entitled (in its entirety): "i pledge allegiance to the flag – the white flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of america. when they say 'black' or 'negro' it means you are not an american. i pledge allegiance to your flag. not that i have to, but just for the hell of it i pledge allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america – the white flag – with no stripes, no stars. it is a prestige badge worn by a profitable minority. yeah, i pledge allegiance to the united states of america. i pledge allegiance to see that someday they will live up to their own promises to the victims that they call citizens. not just the black ghettos, but the white ghettos, and the japanese ghettos, the chinese ghettos – all the ghettos in the world. oh i pledge allegiance alright. i could pledge a-whole-lotta-legiance."

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