All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 (or more) and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

223

Cage

Gordon Marshall By
Published:
Sign in to view read count
I play the folk song twice
once to ring out the singed
changes, again in order that

nothing comes between you
and me, however the notes
pound for release from a cage...

A piece by Cage, you know
the one, the 4' 33" of silence
no one explains to satisfaction.

The notes—are there any, and,
do they come to ground? I have
a theory: the absence of theory

characterizes the piece, a piece
of peace, no schooling in scales
required. Play it. Play it, Cage.


Shop For Jazz

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.