Sunday, October 3, 2010

beyond complete immortal now.

Show description for Sunday 10/3/2010 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


by Robert Hayden

(And I, I am no longer of that world)

Naked, he lies in the blinded room
chainsmoking, cradled by drugs, by jazz
as never by any lover's cradling flesh.

Miles Davis coolly blows for him:
O pena negra, sensual Flamenco blues;
the redclay foxfire voice of Lady Day

(lady of the pure black magnolias)
sobsings her sorrow and loss and fare you well,
dryweeps the pain his treacherous jailers

have released him from for a while.
His fears and his unfinished self
await him down in the anywhere streets.

He hides on the dark side of the moon,
takes refuge in a stained-glass cell,
flies to a clockless country of crystal.

Only the ghost of Lady Day knows where
he is. Only the music. And he swings
oh he swings: beyond complete immortal now.

Pictured here; Romare Bearden
Profile/Part I, The Twenties:
Maudell Sleet's Magic Garden


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Betty CarterLook No FurtherInside Betty CarterUnited Artists

Betty CarterBeware My HeartInside Betty CarterUnited Artists

Betty CarterMy Favorite ThingsInside Betty CarterUnited Artists

Sarah VaughnJust In TimeSarah + 2Roulette

Sarah VaughnWhen Sunny Gets BlueSarah + 2Roulette

Sarah VaughnAll I Do Is Dream Of YouSarah + 2Roulette
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Sonny ClarkI'll Remember AprilSonny Clark TrioBlue Note

Lee MorganCandyCandyBlue Note

Art Blakey & the Jazz MessengersThe Drum Thunder Suite: Drum Thunder, Cry a Blue Tear, Harlem's DisciplesMoanin'Blue Note

Sonny RollinsPoor ButterflySonny Rollins Volume 2Blue Note

Charles MingusPassions of a Woman LovedTonight at NoonAtlantic

Charles MingusTonight at NoonTonight at NoonAtlantic

Duke EllingtonU.M.M.G." . . . and his mother called him Bill."RCA

Duke EllingtonRain Check" . . . and his mother called him Bill."RCA

Duke EllingtonMy Little Brown Book" . . . and his mother called him Bill."RCA

Duke Ellington & John ColtraneMy Little Brown BookDuke Ellington & John ColtraneImpulse

Billy StrayhornChelsea BridgeBilly StrayhornRed Baron

Tommy FlanaganChelsea BridgeOverseasOriginal Jazz Classics

Tommy FlanaganDelarnaOverseasOriginal Jazz Classics

Ella FitzgeraldIt's Only a Paper MoonThe Harold Arlen Song BookVerve

Ella FitzgeraldLet's Do ItThe Cole Porter Song BookVerve

Ella Fitzgerald & Ellis LarkinsThey Can't Take That Away From MeThe Irving Berlin Song BookVerve

Ella Fitzgerald & Ellis LarkinsMy One and OnlyElla Sings GershwinDecca

Ella Fitzgerald & Ellis LarkinsLooking for a BoyElla Sings GershwinDecca

Ella Fitzgerald & Ellis LarkinsMaybeElla Sings GershwinDecca

Ella Fitzgerald & Ellis LarkinsSoonElla Sings GershwinDecca

Kenny DorhamLotus BlossomQuiet KennyNew Jazz

Kenny DorhamStraight Ahead (excerpt)
Una MasBlue Note

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