It was a wet day for opening Jazz Fest this year, but I heard on WWOZ Wednesday night this version of Theodore Roethke's Poem The Waking recorded by Kurt Elling. It's really beautiful, and The Waking was one of those first poems I remember reading in school and falling in love with the way the words worked.
From NPR's website links to some poetry inspired jazz including the Elling recording:
"April is Jazz Appreciation Month, as well as National Poetry Month. This week's Take Five celebrates both art forms in the same place. "
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I also heard on George Ingmire's show on Wed. that Henry Butler's documentary The Music's Gonna Get You Through is going to be on PBS this Sunday. I might have to double DVR Treme and this as I've been falling asleep so early thanks to Issa's three hour feeding schedule.
And when is John Sinclair gonna be on Treme reading some poetry?
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