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by Suzanne Lorge
Golda Solomon mines language the way an instrumentalist mines a chart. The poet uses speech-song to explore words as percussive and melodic entities; jazz as a cultural force is the topic of her discourse. Word Riffs is an extension of her work as the founder of the Po'Jazz Series, presented monthly at Cornelia Street Café. Po'Jazz--the simultaneous presentation of spoken verse and free improvisation--is the cultural scion of the beat poetry of the '60s. Solomon remembers the ...read more