Category Archives: Jazz

POEM: Charles Mingus Running Laps

Charles Mingus Running Laps The new old Mingus was recorded seven months before my own debut; thirty-plus years before I made it to Detroit, where Charles and Roy and Joe and John and Don were still figuring out the steps, … Continue reading

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POEM: untitled (“I don’t know what Alice Coltrane is singing about”)

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POEM: strings

Written late at night while listening to John Tchicai With Strings.

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POEM: the shape of jazz that was (for Ornette Coleman, 1930-2015)

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Record Of The Day: Gerry Mulligan Presents A Concert In Jazz

I heard this record for the first time last night and it’s a killer. I’m partial to Gerry Mulligan anyway, and I’ve always enjoyed his Concert Jazz Band recordings. This album was recorded in New York City in 1961. The … Continue reading

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Standard (for Porter & Perez)

Standard (for Porter & Perez) they are silent phantoms moving like wraiths between the close-knit tables remove a plate add a napkin offer the dessert menu steal away into a darkened corner of the club then a sound like overheated … Continue reading

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