Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker

Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker

With New & Selected Jazz Poems

eBook - 2013
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa is well known for his jazz poetry, and this book is the first to bring together the verve and vitality of his oeuvre. The centerpiece of this volume is the libretto "Testimony." Paying homage to Charlie Parker, "Testimony" was commissioned for a radio drama with original music by eminent Australian composer and saxophonist Sandy Evans. Remarkably rich and evocative, encompassing a wide range of musical energy and performers, this moving affirmation of Parker's genius became a milestone in contemporary radio theater. Twenty-eight additional poems spanning the breadth of Komunyakaa's career are included, including two never previously published. Accompanying the poems are interviews and essays featuring Komunyakaa, Evans, radio producer Christopher Williams, jazz critic Miriam Zolin, jazz writer and editor Sascha Feinstein, and musical director, Paul Grabowsky. Sascha Feinstein writes the foreword. Check for the online reader's companion at testimony.site.wesleyan.edu. (This edition does not include any audio.)
Publisher: 2013 ,
Middletown, Connecticut : [2013] Wesleyan University Press,
ISBN: 9780819574930
0819574937
9780819574299
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (153 pages)

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