[Dixielandjazz] Popular Songs as Poetry, 70s style/Jazz & Poetry

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Wed Dec 24 12:13:07 PST 2014

In response to my admission that:
>> Unfortunately, when the 60s came along and that different generation initiated 'Poetry and Jazz' sessions, they lost me.
>> Musical improvisation behind a poet's words is quite a different thing.

Charles Suhor wrote [in part]:

> I had a lot of fun using the latter approach. Between 1993-96 I produced and performed in J&P at the Blind Pig in Urbana, Ill. I co-produced sessions with students from Evanston High School at the 1996 conventions of  IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators) and NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) in Chicago.
Plus more...

Sorry Charlie,
In typical Haesler fashion, I certainly addressed the wrong musician with my candid comment.
<big grin>
Very kind regards and a Happy Christmas,

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