July/August 2002 Books
With its large print, line drawings, and glossary of terms in the back, Martin Gray’s Blues for Bird looks like a children’s book. But this Tennyson scholar’s contribution to the chorus of Charlie Parker biographies is written entirely in trimeter. Gray...
March 2001 Books
These three books continue that long-established reciprocity between poetry and jazz. David Meltzer’s No Eyes: Lester Young is a book-length jazz performance. In this tribute to Lester Young, Meltzer borrows Young’s “trickster, hipster,” phrasing to get...
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Maryrose Flanigan joined the JazzTimes community on Aug 07, 2008