[Dixielandjazz] Jazz & Poetry & OKOM

Charles Suhor csuhor at zebra.net
Wed Mar 16 11:19:58 PST 2005

Glad to learn of this. J&P will never be steady work or Top 40 (or top 
400), but even if it lurks in the margins of the music world, it 

On Mar 16, 2005, at 12:53 PM, Carol Emerich wrote:

> Charlie asked:
>> 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.
> Carol
> Long time lurker and listener

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