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Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology

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1982. New Music—New Poetry (India Navigation IN1048) Amiri Baraka, David Murray (sax), Steve McCall (drums).

1982. The Cortege (Original Records ORA 319). Music by jazz composer Mike Westbrook, texts selected by Kate Westbrook and sung by Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton. Poems by William Blake, Arthur Rimbaud, Herman Hesse, Federico García Lorca and others.

1984. Futurities (hat ART 2022) Steve Lacy. Words by Robert Creeley, Steve Lacy (soprano), Steve Potts (alto, soprano), George Lewis (trombone), Gyde Knebusch (harp), Barry Wedgle (guitar), Irène Aebi (voice), Jeff Gardner (piano), Jean-Jacques Avenel (bass), Oliver Johnson (drums, gongs, glockenspiel). (Reissued as two CDs—hat ART CD6031, hat ART CD 6032)

1985. Oh My People (Celluloid 6108) The Last Poets

1986. Maintain Control (Bola Press BP8601) Jayne Cortez and the Firespitters (with Denardo Coleman, Bern Nix, Charles Moffett Jr. (sax), Ornette Coleman (track 4 only), Frank Lowe (sax), Bill Cole (reeds), Al MacDowell (bass), Bern Nix, Denardo Coleman (drums), Abraham Kobena Adzenyah Donno (perc), Ed Blackwell (drums -tracks 2, 11 only).

1994. Poetry & Music Jayne Cortez (Compilation of There It Is, Maintain Control and Everywhere Drums (Tradition & Moderne TM106)

1994. Cheerful & Optimistic Jayne Cortez and the Firespitters with Talib Kibwe, Frank Lowe (sax), Al McDowell (bass), Bern Nix (guitar), Denardo Coleman (drums) plus Salieu Suso, Sarjo Kuyateh (Kora), Abdoulaye Epizo Bangoura (Djembe). (Bola Press BP9401)

1995. Real Song Amiri Baraka and Amiri Baraka's Blue Ark (Enja CD8098-2).

1996. Taking the Blues Back Home Jayne Cortez and the Firespitters with Talib Kibwe, Frank Lowe (sax), Al McDowell (bass), Bern Nix (guitar), Denardo Coleman (drums) plus Billy Branch (harmonica), Carl Weathersby (guitar) Nakoyo Suso (vocals), Sarjo Kuyateh, Salieu Suso, Abdoulaye Epizo Bangoura (Djembe). (Harmolodic/Verve 531918-2)

2001. Have We Told You All You Thought To Know Robert Creeley, with Steve Swallow (bass guitar), David Torn (guitar), Chris Massey (drums), David Cast (sax, bass clarinet) (Cuneiform CD Rune 144)

2003. Borders of Disorderly Time Jayne Cortez & the Firespitters with Sam Furnance, T.K. Blue, Frank Lowe, Alex Harding (saxophones), Bobby Bradford (track 2 trumpet), Al MacDowell, Charnett Moffett (bass), Ron Carter (bass -tracks: 4, 7, 9, 11), Bern Nix (guitar), James Blood Ulmer (guitar tracks: 5, 6, 8, 10), Denardo Coleman (drums). (Bola Press BLP 2003)

2006. So There Steve Swallow with Robert Creeley, Steve Kuhn (piano), Cikada Quartet. (WATT Records XtraWATT/12 1700494)

2007. Avant Poetry and Jazz for Time Travelers in Love Robert Anbian with the Unidentified Flying Quartet (Edgetone records EDT4052)

2017. Amina Baraka & the Red Microphone with Ras Moshe Burnett (sax, flute, perc), Rocco John Iacovone (saxophones, piano), Laurie Towers (bass guitar), John Pietaro (drums, perc). (ESP 5021)

2017. the Word For It Now Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra with text by Robert Walser (FMR CD458-0817)

2018. The Poetry of Jazz Philip Levine and Benjamin Boone (Origin Records 82754)

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