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Friday, September 14, 2018
"Listening to Charlie Parker, Play Jazz, In the Dark
For Charlie Parker with Strings"
it's no surprise it's about Charlie Parker, and Alan thinks it hits a "universal note about people listening to music."
Alan would be interested in working with a classmate who might want to publish a chapbook of jazz and music poems. Jack or Judge G, your names come to mind. He's easy to reach, just send me a note or write to him at aredboat at centurylink dot net.
Congratulations again to Alan - he's spending his retirement very productively!!! WAY TO GO, yet another KHS65 member making us all look sooo good!
Sunday, GEE, I just saw my own FB page post - I have NO idea where that photo of a Yount headstone w/ horn came from!!! Alan is alive and well! Here's the poem!
sits on the end
of my bed
holding his alto sax.
and for pete’s sake! mr. traps:
buddy rich was also there,
getting his drum kit ready
by the end of the bed.
then ray brown’s there
and making a move
to pick up my old kay bass
with birds eye maple!
and somehow the violins
have snuck in by the door
by mitch miller on oboe.
… an oboe has an estranged sound.
(the word oboe … almost sounds
like the sound, when it’s playing),
but it definitely works itself in.
listening to jazz
in the dark at night
there’s a different dimension
bringing together all the notes …
so much closer
and then all of a sudden
you … are … there!
with all of them.