Friday, September 14, 2018
POET and MUSICIAN Alan Yount is at it again!
"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.