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Jazz and Poetry: Benjamin Boone, Laurence Hobgood, Jane Ira Bloom, Matt Wilson

Read "Jazz and Poetry: Benjamin Boone, Laurence Hobgood, Jane Ira Bloom, Matt Wilson" reviewed by Russell Perry

Since the Charles Mingus--Langston Hughes collaborations in the 1950s, there has always been a durable synergy between Jazz and Poetry. Recently, Poet Laureates Robert Pinsky and Philip Levine have recorded with pianist Laurence Hobgood and alto-saxophonist Benjamin Boone. Bassist Steve Swallow and poet Robert Creeley collaborated on several projects as have tenor player David Murray and ...


Benjamin Boone & Philip Levine: The Poetry of Jazz Volume Two

Read "The Poetry of Jazz Volume Two" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Poetry and music are overlapping forms of expression. Poetry emphasizes the musicality of words. Music has many features of poetry including sound, syntax, and meaning. Still, only a few poets have spoken their poems in a musical context. It is hard to do effectively because speech and music have different functions: speech is about things, intentions, ...

The Poetry of Jazz Volume Two

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Let Me Begin Again; An Ordinary Morning; The Simple Truth; They Feed They Lion; To Cipriano, In the Wind; The Poem Circling Hamtramck, MI, All Night, In Search of You; Belle Isle, 1949; Yakov; Snow; Godspell; The Helmet; The Simple Truth; The Conductor of Nothing; South; Saturday Sweeping; Blood; When the Shift Was Over; Godspell.


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