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Ragtime Wasn't Supposed to be Nothin' is an experimental documentary work examining the legacy of Eubie Blake and the social liberation of age. Based on a text by Matthew D. Morrison the piece employs footage of Floyd Patterson's last fight as a symbol of the changing of the guards. Referencing the Brooklyn residence of Patterson and Blake, jazz and innovation are placed in conflict with the socio-cultural expectations of performance.
Text by Matthew D. Morrison