JAZZ & Freemasons – the Secret History

Jazz has had a long history of inspiring Modern Occultism from Count Basie holding the sonic keys to Kenneth Grant’s Typhonian Teratomas, to Harry Everitt Smith’s transcription painting of a musical piece by Dizzy Gillespie, and that ain’t even scratching the surface of this Musical Subterranean Current – BWH


The secret history of the jazz greats who were freemasons

from the Guardian by John Lewis

Jazz and freemasonry are unlikely bedfellows, but in the 1950s, the secret society became a support network for musicians and the world’s largest fraternity for black men, among them Duke Ellington and Sun Ra

This month, the City of London Festival will host two Duke Ellington tributes in this elaborate, neo-classical masonic temple, now in the basement of the Hyatt group’s Andaz hotel. Saxophonist Tommy Smith plays on 4 July, and pianist Julian Joseph on 11 July.


recently rediscovered masonic hall next to Liverpool Street, London


“It’s something of a badge of honour to hear that Ellington was a mason,” says Joseph. “Not only was he part of a musical elite, but he had managed to enter this secretive and powerful organisation, one that only the privileged few had access to.”
Start digging into the history of freemasonry and you discover that Ellington was just one of many renowned African-American musicians to be inducted into its mysterious world. He was joined by the likes of Nat King Cole, WC Handy, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton and Paul Robeson.


Harry Smith’s painting of Manteca by Dizzy Gillespie


Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie is seen performing at the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, June 30, 1967. (AP Photo/Frank C. Curtin)


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Barry William Hale


  1. masonic number of 33 is evident from the duration of the video , 6.26 and march 11 or 3.11 = 33 . as for the minutes of the video of 6.26 , 6 + 2 + 6 = 14 , or 2.7 , hence the no. 27 . which is 3 to the power 3 or 3.3.3 = 27 . and there is your masonic ever famous no. 33 . I believe nothing will happen on Sunday . it is just freemasons fornicating with our minds at their highest digree of thirty three .

    • thanks for the observations on the various numerical values involved here. as per your final statement — you are entitled to your opinion.

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