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The Jazz Theologian

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post…I’ve been doing a little traveling and speaking, but now I’m back to my normal life.

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A final quote (for now) from "Invisible Man" and a question that I’d like your help with.

The unnamed narrator of Ellison’s masterpiece describes Louis Armstrong in the following way…

"Perhaps I like Louis Armstrong because he’s made poetry out of being invisible.  I think it must be because he’s unaware that he is invisible.  And my own grasp of invisibility aids me to understand his music."

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Do any of you have insight as to why Ellison describes this jazz pioneer in this manner?

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