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Diminuendo and Crescendo

Read "Diminuendo and Crescendo" reviewed by Mitch Myers

This excerpt appears in The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling (Harper Paperbacks, 2008).I tried calling my good pal Harlan the other day. I needed some help with my computer and if anyone knows about computers, it's Harlan. Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, my friend was nowhere to be found. Instead, Harlan's voicemail greeting confronted me.“Hi, I'm not home right now," his voice explained. “This is Paul Gonsalves' saxophone solo from 'Diminuendo ...


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