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Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky has performed as a spoken word artist with musicians including Mino Cinélu, Catherine Bent, Bobby Bradford, Laurence Hobgood, Vijay Iyer, Josh Ritter, Stan Strickland and Bruce Springsteen. He is the only member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters to have appeared on The Simpsons and The Colbert Report. His albums with Laurence Hobgood are PoemJazz (2012) and House Hour: PoemJazz II (2015).

“What has six arms, an enormous appetite, and roams over the earth devouring experience with omnivorous reverence? The poet Robert Pinsky, that's who. In The Want Bone, Pinsky invents a poetic mode all his own, a magisterial, probing, curious, wandering semi-omniscient intelligence--like, that's right, the Eye of God— gathering and recording data into some divine record . . ."—Tony Hoagland

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Jazz Lines: Free Verse In The Key Of Jazz

Read "Jazz Lines: Free Verse In The Key Of Jazz" reviewed by Gloria Krolak


Duke Ellington, composer, arranger, pianist and originator of big-band jazz, wrote “Sweet Jazz O'Mine" in 1930 when the genre was blooming. As a bandleader, Ellington was unsurpassed. He chose his musicians wisely and inspired some of their best work. “Sweet Jazz" is a lively foxtrot celebrating this unorthodox new style that had people dancing and feeling ...

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Article: Jazz Poetry

My Uncle Played The Sax

Read "My Uncle Played The Sax" reviewed by Louis Bryan


Russet face glistening from another realm, eyes dancing to, A Love Supreme, he be-bopped through my boyhood, fingering those keys like crazy, taking and making them notes his own, empyrean melodies to fill the whole room, my ears entirely, too-cool evocations of heroes who've remained mine, and so ...

Results for pages tagged "Jazz Poetry"...

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John Pietaro

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JOHN PIETARO: spoken word artist and percussionist - drum kit, conga, bongos, glockenspiel, frame drums, vibraphone, numerous small percussives; doubles include vocals, guitar. -THE RED MICROPHONE free jazz/poetry quartet with John Pietaro (poetry/percussion), Ras Moshe (reeds, flute), Rocco John Iacovone (reeds), Laurie Towers (electric bass). CDs: 'Amina Baraka & the Red Microphone' (ESP-Disk 2017); 'The Red Microphone Speaks!' (Dissident Arts 2013); "Brecht Breakdown" on IFAR Compilation "The Beat Sounds from Way Out" (IFAR, UK, 2012) -FLAMES OF DISCONTENT post-punk/neo-Beat duo with John Pietaro (poetry/electric guitar/vocals/percussion) and Laurie Towers (electric bass) -THE DISSIDENT ARTS ORCHESTRA, a large improvisatory ensemble with a roving line-up performing silent film scores often synced by New Allied Artists Studio, UK. Pietaro has often performed with RAS MOSHE's various ensembles and was a member of KARL BERGER'S IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA over its first six years (performances at the original Stone, the Jazz Gallery, El Taller)

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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 JazzGloria Krolak 96 PagesISBN 978-1-938417-53-5Lydia Inglett Starbooks Publishing2019 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 ...

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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

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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 ...

Results for pages tagged "Jazz Poetry"...

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Rafa Selase

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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

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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 ...

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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 ...


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