Jazz Poetry

Demian, a very nice and qualitative outstanding second hand bookshop in the old center of Antwerp issued last year a Jazz Poetry book by author Willem M. Roggeman. The foreword was written by Simon Vinkenoog. It’s a limited edition of 250 copies only. Hurry before it’s to late.


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Günther Grass

Günther Grass published a very long article in The New Yorker edition of june 4th on his wartime. I don’t know if it was especially written for The New Yorker or an extract of his autobiography. Anyway an interesting read it still is…. Enjoy

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Lee Morgan

The Woman Who Shot Lee Morgan by Larry Reni Thomas is a short essay available on the web here. I haven't read it myself yet with full attention. July the 14th an intrview with that same woman will be broadcasted somewhere, i don't know anymore on which radio channel. As soon as i know i'll post it here.

Have a nice sunday!

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Books and Manuscripts Auction

Sotheby's will hold a Books and Manuscripts auction on June 21st. American books and mansucripts (letters from R.E. LEE, battleflags) as well as manuscripts from Arthur Conan Doyles, Ian Fleming, Jean Genet, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, ...

You can explore the impressive catalogue here; And don't forget to bid ;-)

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Ornette Coleman

From E Jazz.com :

Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman collapsed during
his performance at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this weekend.Coleman, 77, was performing Sunday night when he collapsed and was taken to a local hospital, publicist Ken Weinstein said.Weinstein said Coleman was released later in the night after being treated for heat-related dehydration.
Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman collapsed during
his performance at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this weekend.
Coleman won a 2007 Pulitzer in the music category for a jazz composition
titled "Sound Grammar." Considered a pioneer of "free jazz," he earned a
lifetime achievement award this year at the Grammys, where he was also
nominated for best jazz instrumental album. Conditions at the festival about 60 miles southeast of Nashville were hot and dusty this year. One fan died and officials were investigating whether drugs or heat played a role.

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Miles Davis - At Monterey 1963

Monterey Jazz Festival Launches New Record Label in Partnership With Concord Music Group in Celebration of MJF's 50th Year

Monterey Jazz Festival Records Debuts on July 31

With Five Never-Before-Heard Releases Culled From Historic Live Archives

First Releases Feature Recordings From Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Shirley Horn and Grover Washington, Jr. MJFR Will Also Debut New Discs by Contemporary Groups And Special Events Projects, Recorded at the Festival

April 23, 2007; Monterey, California; In celebration of the 50th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival Records will make its debut with a remarkable series of historic, never-before- heard, live-at-Monterey releases. Not only does this mark the first time a festival has launched its own label, but the riches of its tape archives-more than 1600 tapes with more than 2000 hours of concerts in the vault-makes this ambitious endeavor a jazz bonanza.

The Monterey Jazz Festival, the pioneering West Coast-styled jazz party, inarguably holds the world record for the longest-running jazz affair, having been born in 1958 on the Monterey Fairgrounds, some 100 miles south of San Francisco. This year MJF turns 50, with its annual three-day gala (September 21-23) taking on special significance with a wealth of performances offered on nine stages spread throughout the festival's 20-acre grounds.

Monterey Jazz Festival Records is a stand-alone label in partnership with the Monterey Jazz Festival and Concord Music Group.  The profits realized by the festival will be re-invested into its ongoing internationally recognized jazz education programs. The MJFR imprint's first five unreleased recordings, to be released on July 31, capture the crème de la crème of the jazz heritage: Louis Armstrong (caught playing the very first night of the festival in 1958); Miles Davis (introducing to the West Coast his classic '60s quintet, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams, featuring saxophonist George Coleman in 1963); Thelonious Monk (his quartet augmented by bassist Steve Swallow and an expanded five-piece festival workshop in 1964); and two revered artists, Shirley Horn and Grover Washington Jr., both, respectively, playing their one and only sets at Monterey in 1994...(and on it goes...)

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Glenn Gould - Salzburg 1959

This afternoon at 16h00, France Musique will broadcast Glenn Goulds Salzburg 1959 recital which contains :

1.      Schoenberg: Suite, op. 25

2.      Bach, Johann Sebastian: Goldberg variations, BWV 988

3.      Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Piano sonata no. 10, K. 330

4.      Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon: Organ fantasy

This recital was once available on a Music & Arts CD 677 but i don't seem to find a copy of it. If it's still available please let me know. In the mean time i'll record it from the radio.

Here's a cover of the original cd :

Glenn Gould Salzburg



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