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Jazz Lines: Free Verse in the Key of Jazz Both Erudite and Playful by Gloria Krolak

Jazz Lines: Free Verse in the Key of Jazz Both Erudite and Playful by Gloria Krolak

Jazz Lines: Free Verse in the Key of Jazz
Gloria Krolak
96 Pages
ISBN 978-1-938417-53-5
Lydia Inglett Starbooks Publishing
2019 Jazz Lines: Free Verse in the Key of Jazz, is a unique, beautifully assembled coffee table book by longtime radio host, jazz columnist and distinguished patron of the arts, Gloria Krolak. The book features a number ...

Claire McAllister

After spending 13 years performing in function bands, jazz bands and duos in a huge range of venues both private and public and singing material from pop through jazz standards to contemporary jazz I am delighted to welcome you to my own compositions with my debut album. I am influenced by classical and jazz music but am very drawn to contemporary jazz/folk such as Lauren Kinsella; singer-songwriters such as David Sylvian, Kate Bush and Laura Mvula and spoken word poets performing sometimes to music such as Kate Tempest and Selena Godden. The themes of this album are Belonging/Not Belonging; Finding your voice and Not having a Voice

ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology

Read "Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology" reviewed by Duncan Heining

My intention here is to offer a detailed but inevitably incomplete chronology of poetry and jazz. The focus is solely on the combination of the two art forms in performance, not on poetry about jazz or jazz musicians or poetry inspired by jazz but not performed to music. My definition of 'poetry' is fairly broad and ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Rafa Selase

Rafa Selase is an American soul and jazz pianist, musician, artist and songwriter most notably known for his work as a spoken-word performer and jazz pianist. His initial release, Meditation Music By Rafa Selase, reached #8 on the Billboard New Age Relaxation charts. He then followed that with a series of singles, and the "Red Blooded American" Album, which released on 9/11/2017. Rafa Selase has two terms for himself: one being "jazz activist" and the other being "student." He is a true artist that defies categorization as he fuses jazz, blues, folk, soul, hip hop and even elements of rock, as in songs like Mama You Never Told Me Pt

ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

The Fire in Coltrane’s Lungs

Read "The Fire in Coltrane’s Lungs" reviewed by Larry Jaffe

When the horn sounds the jazz begins
Unity rediscovered
A crisscross divergence of souls
Coltrane steals the birthright of his heritage makes it into music
The horn blasts loud and not so pure--
Life lives between the notes not at the end of the song
Painfully hidden tones magically appear ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

Kissing Cousins: Jazz + poetry = jazz poetry

Read "Kissing Cousins: Jazz + poetry = jazz poetry" reviewed by Jeff Winke

Believe it or not there have been times when jazz and poetry intertwine. The music inspires the poetry and creates a non-mainstream style of writing... jazz poetry.

Innovations in music and poetics in the early part of the 20th century surfaced in the 1920's. The simultaneous evolution of poetry and jazz music was not ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

The Answer is Jim

Read "The Answer is Jim" reviewed by William DeLancey Adamson

The freshening breeze slides off the shadowed slope
past the warming land the sand the sapphire bay
then smacks the spinnaker with its surging power
and suddenly we're flying! through the spray
and fiery sun down to Aruba with you Jim
on your music

ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

Mind

Read "Mind" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

For Yoko Miwa

She knocked me out for a year

took me to the tombs

of Egypt, where she embalmed

the brains of the first tribe

of jazz... with kindest care

she put them in their jars

labeled calligraphically

with multi-colored letters

indicating Duke and 'Trane

ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

The Business of 'Trane

Read "The Business of 'Trane" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Carlos Santana turned me on to him

in an article in Guitar Player magazine

I read at the Hingham library,

at 14: spiritual center

of his Baja brain,

and mine now,

for 35 years,

in Boston, in the rain

after a storm...

the storm--it lasted years,

ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

Birds with Long Red Tails

Read "Birds with Long Red Tails" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

[Written during guitarist Stian Westerhus' solo show, June 4, 2012 at Green Hours Jazz Fest, Bucharest.]

I see things, scary things,

wars and ghosts,

planes and meadows.

I hear my pulse and the blood

rushing through my veins,

I see an old clock on a marble mantelpiece

and I ...