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ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology

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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 ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

As Serious As Your Life: Black Music And The Free Jazz Revolution 1957-1977

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As Serious As Your Life: Black Music And The Free-Jazz Revolution, 1957-1977
Val Wilmer
408 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 78816 071 1
Serpent's Tail
2018

First published in 1977, journalist, author and black music historian Val Wilmer's As Serious As Your Life... makes a welcome print return at a ...

Marilyn Crispell: Uncompromising Power and Grace

Read "Marilyn Crispell: Uncompromising Power and Grace" reviewed by Lloyd N. Peterson Jr.

Her notes crash like waves at sea on a stormy winter's night; they gently float and slowly fall like early morning mist; yet it's the silence--the silence between the notes--which provides the haunting poetic beauty that is the music of pianist Marilyn Crispell.

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