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ALBUM REVIEW

Steve Dalachinsky / Joelle Leandre: The Bill Has Been Paid

Read "The Bill Has Been Paid" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The verbal-musical match between American beat poet Steve Dalachinsky, who describes himself as one that was born “right after the last big war and managed to survive lots of little wars," and French double master Joëlle Léandre is unique and untimely. Dalachinsky's poetry focuses on his musical experiences and meditations on musicians--as a spectator or collaborator, or as an active player in a musical scene (for example with Matthew Shipp or Charles Gayle)--ones that transform him into a more conscious, ...

BOOK REVIEW

Steve Dalachinsky: Weaving Poetry with Jazz

Read "Steve Dalachinsky: Weaving Poetry with Jazz" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Poet Steve Dalachinsky occupies a unique place in the jazz firmament. Actually, he occupies several places: he writes poetry inspired by jazz, he performs and records with jazz musicians and he has supplied liner notes for numerous artists including multi-intrumentalist Anthony Braxton, drummer Rashied Ali and pianist Matthew Shipp. Dalachinsky is an avid supporter of the music, one of those people who needs jazz like they need air. In fact, if you go hear avant-garde music in New York City ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Steve Dalachinsky & Matthew Shipp: Phenomena of Interference

Read "Phenomena of Interference" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The sort-of-official bio of downtown New York poet Steve Dalachinsky describes him as being born “sometime after the last Big War and before lots of useless little wars." And maybe, as such, his poetry lacks the revolutionary agitation of Amiri Baraka (for example, on the William Parker Ensemble's yet to be officially released Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield) or the spiritual cosmology of David Budbill (A Prayer for a Suffering World, Boxholder, 2003)--or the theatricality of Rinde Eckert (Jerry Granelli's ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Steve Dalachinsky: Incomplete Directions

Read "Incomplete Directions" reviewed by Micah Holmquist

Poet Steve Dalachinsky has the type of voice that those of us who don’t live in New York City often associate with denizens of that metropolis. It produces words in a deliberate and matter of fact fashion with inflections that are equally restrained and pronounced. Dalachinsky never raises his voice much as he recites lines like "love is a criminal that offers me/food while/draining my bones of their marrow." Phrases that could be angry, appear as if they are the ...


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