Newark lures poetry festival in ode to city's rebirth nydailynews.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
A bluesy farewell to a Chicago jazz master: Eddie Johnson chicagotribune.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Poetry and jazz lovers kick off month-long celebrations examiner.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Modern stadiums come and go, but the Roman Colosseum is still standing.
April 29, 2010
But that doesn't mean they don't need appreciating all year long.
Many think poetry and jazz are out of sync and shrinking art forms.
If anyone's out of sync, I think it would be those that think that way.
True, poetry reached its zenith in the 20th century; critics say it was the greatest explosion of poetic expression since Shakespeare.
During World War II, soldiers kept government issued, tiny books of poems in their uniform pockets.
Inspiration where they could find it.
In the early part of the last century, a fellow named Val Lindsay would tramp through the country, totaling 2800 miles on one jaunt, trading his poems for room and board.
Newspapers covered every mile and every verse and President Woodrow Wilson invited him to recite his poetry at the White House.
Moore was into free form, evidenced in her poem, aptly called "Poetry."
Brubeck is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.
Maybe his best remembered piece is, "Take Five," which is in 5/4 time and is a jazz classic; Alto saxophone player Paul Desmond’s brilliant solo didn't hurt.
It's only fitting that some poets might even put jazz and poetry together, like Langston Hughes, one of the earliest innovators of a new literary art form, jazz poetry.
His "Weary Blues" celebrates some of my favorites.
"I crisscrossed with Monk
Wailed with Bud
Counted every star with Stitt
Sang "Don’t Blame Me" with Sarah
Wore a flower like Billie
Screamed in the range of Dinah
& scatted "How High the Moon" with Ella Fitzgerald
as she blew roof off the Shrine Auditorium..."
Poetry and jazz.
Words and music.
I would suspect you know some practitioners of both that need some appreciating too.
Jazz Poetry: 1920s-30s .pittstate.edu Take a look at an interesting article we found.
National Jazz Month sdstate.edu Take a look at an interesting article we found.
National Poetry Month Daily Poem—Jazz Fantasia by Carl Sandberg livejournal.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Favorite Jazz movie?