November Journaling Challenge: Day 16



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Welcome to the Day 16 of November Journaling Challenge. If you missed out on the earlier post, read the information about this challenge.


DAY 16 PROMPT – Time Travel

If you could visit any period in time, WHEN would  you choose to go and why? What will you do there? Be imaginative, and have fun as you describe your experience while time travel. 

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For year-around journaling prompts, check out 365 Days of Journaling.


2 thoughts on “November Journaling Challenge: Day 16

  1. Wrote about visiting the famous jazz clubs, like Menton’s Playhouse in Harlem, during the 40s and 50s, and listening to the music of Bird, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane.

  2. Though there was lots racism back in the 1940s and 50s, I would like to live briefly during the bebop and cool jazz period of that time.

    I would spend my weekends visiting night clubs like Minton’s Playhouse, the Cotton Club, and the Copacabana. I would get dressed in my finest three-piece suit and go check out The Charlie Parker Quintet (featuring Bird, Tommy Potter, Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, and Max Roach) at the Three Deuces on 52nd Street in New York.

    I would sneak into a studio session of Miles and his Birth of the Cool band, featuring trombonist Max Roach, saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, Al Haig on piano, etc..

    I would have drinks at Small’s Paradise, Connie’s Inn (though places like these largely catered to Whites back then), and speakeasies like Jungle Alley and the Sugar Cane. I would avoid the use of cocaine, but maybe indulge in a little marijuana to relax and listen to the rising jazz artists of the time.

    I would pay to go see Louis Armstrong, Lady Day, Cannonball Adderley, Gil Evans, especially John Coltrane, and the young Herbie Hancock.

    And of course I would be reading also the Harlem Renaissance artists like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Countee Cullen.

    It would probably be rough living during the time period, but the weekends spent listening to famous jazz artists would make those difficult times bearable.

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