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Three jazz poems

Aug 4th, 2014 | By

Jazz of a Sunny Day 

This mental work, what’s the point,
Working over things
Kneading my flesh
Like bread dough
Bread is always on my mind
The money’s running out
Even Picasso
Worried about money
Ready, steady, cash
Sometimes it works like this
Just snap your fingers
It’s there… So there you are,
Plus the worries about
Everyday things,
Sexuality, … [read more]

Dave Oliphant’s KD: A Jazz Biography: A Review

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

KD: A Jazz Biography

By Dave Oliphant

Wings Press, 2012, 200 pps., $19.95 hardcover

With its rich and dark portrait of Kenny Dorham on the cover, Dave Oliphant’s KD, A Jazz Biography  is nicely packaged and neatly presented. To be precise, what it presents itself as is a poem, a 200-page epic on the subject’s involvements and achievements in his … [read more]