[Dixielandjazz] Jazz & Poetry & OKOM
cemerich at woh.rr.com
Wed Mar 16 10:53:02 PST 2005
> I've never heard an OKOM jazz and poetry combination. Has anyone out
> there done or heard it?
Yes! Rick Fay did a CD for Arbors Records, "Rick Fay's Poetry With Jazz,
SaxOPoem". All the poetry was written by Rick. Tracks are listed by poem
title followed by song title. Examples:
Sonnet to Sidney Bechet/Egyptian Fantasy
My Kind of Music/At the Jazz Band Ball
Plum Wine Soliloquy (My Notes to Me)/Swing that Music
For Charles Ellsworth :Pee Wee Russell/Pee Wee's Blues
To Barney Bigard/Mood Indigo.
14 tracks in all, Rick Fay clarinet, soprano and tenor saxes; Johnny Varro
piano; Dave Stone Bass; Gene Estes drums; Doug Mattocks guitar.
The group did a one time live performance at the LA Classic in '93 in the
Hangover Room. A sincere standing ovation from the fully packed room.
Long time lurker and listener
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