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Iron Tango by Last Word Quintet

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Album Title: Falling to Earth
Label: Origin Records
Released: 2024


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Born from a chance musical encounter at Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam in 2017, The Last Word Quintet is a collaboration between four of Chicago's more active musicians and songwriters, with Marc Kelly Smith, a performance poet and a leader of the worldwide poetry slam movement. In an intense and amazingly short period of time they seamlessly wove Marc's original and classic poetry with Al Day's vocals and lyrics to form a collection of pieces illustrating multi-dimensional tales of urban life. With pianist Bob Long, bassist Doug Lofstrom and saxophonist Brian Gephart, the Last Word creates vivid worlds to be explored. As Robert Rodi wrote in Newcity, "it's apparent we're hearing an entirely new kind of poetic conversation, and it's thrilling." Joining the quintet on Falling to Earth is drummer Sarah Allen.


Iron Tango; Children of Paradise; Book and the Rose; Unmasked; Rage of Angels; Circle of Doors; Dream of Flying; Stove in the Back; Falling to Earth; Limelight; Dominguez; Daylight.


Last Word Quintet
band / ensemble / orchestra
Al Day
Marc Kelly Smith
poet / spoken word
Bob Long
Brian Gephart

Date featured

April 3, 2024

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