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Content by tag "Allen Ginsberg"

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David Amram 87th Birthday Celebration at the Falcon

Read "David Amram 87th Birthday Celebration at the Falcon" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

David Amram Quartet
The Falcon
87th Birthday Celebration
Marlboro, NY
December 3, 2017

Ever a celebration of our true angel hearts and creative selves, David Amram's irrepressible spirit (he did turn 87 on November 17th) and margin-mashing musical journey (Phil Och's “When I'm Gone" as a sweet jazz standard anyone?) ...

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Ken Berman: Sound Poetry

Read "Sound Poetry" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Pianist Ken Berman's friendship with the late poet Eythan Klamka served as the inspiration for Sound Poetry, a musical project of mostly original compositions bookended by two solo reinterpretations of classic jazz standards. Poet Klamka, to whom this album is dedicated, had previously stated that “any true musician is a sound poet" and to this end, ...

Live From The Allen Room: Thurston Moore, tUnE-yArDs, John Mayall & John Hammond

Read "Live From The Allen Room: Thurston Moore, tUnE-yArDs, John Mayall & John Hammond" reviewed by Martin Longley

Thurston Moore
The Allen Room
February 2, 2012

It's impossible to escape the aura of respectable tradition that surrounds Lincoln Center's annual American Songbook series. The very concept evokes an established Broadway-and-beyond form that lies at the heart of U.S. popular music. The majority of the artists presented in ...

Allen Ginsberg: First Blues

Read "First Blues" reviewed by Mark Corroto

As I listen to this two-CD recording by the late Allen Ginsberg, I cannot help thinking about Dick Cheney. The American vice president might just be the exact polar opposite of Allen Ginsberg, kind of a beat Dr. Evil. I suspect he's never heard Ginsberg read his unexpurgated Buddhist poetry or joined a sing-along with his ...


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