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Barry Wallenstein: Pandemonium

Read "Pandemonium" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Gli audio books sono ormai una realtà che ha portato alle case editrici una piccola fetta di mercato in più, quella dei CD. Abituati ad ascoltare in auto racconti e romanzi letti da professionisti della dizione non ci sorprende ascoltare un disco come questo Pandemonium, in cui il poeta Barry Wallenstein presta la propria voce alle poesia che ha scritto, accompagnato da un eterogeneo quintetto di musicisti jazz che improvvisano delle atmosfere suggestive. Il contatto fra jazz e poesia non ...

Album Review

Barry Wallenstein: Tony's Blues

Read "Tony's Blues" reviewed by Vernon Frazer

Barry Wallenstein’s recordings of jazz poetry surpass the idiom’s all too typical offerings, e.g., the mediocre poet droning angst while his accompanists overpower him, or the resonant baritone booming cliches of urban crisis whose urgent accents stamp away from the pulse intended to power the recitation. Wallenstein’s first-rate poetry conveys the hipster’s quick intelligence. His upper-range tenor infuses his poems with a jazz vocalist’s phrasing and an everyman’s approachability.

Tony’s Blues matches the high standard Wallenstein established in his previous ...


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