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By Ralph Block
REFLECTIVE MUSIC: Verklarte Nacht by Arnold Schoenberg
by Gregory Corso
Your sound is faultless
pure & round
Your sound is your sound
true & from within
soulful & lovely
Poet whose sound is played
lost or recorded
can you recall that 54 night at the Open Door
when you & bird
wailed five in the morning some wondrous
yet unimaginable score?
REFLECTIVE MUSIC: A Night in Tunisia, performed by Charlie Parker & Miles Davis
by Luis Lazaro Tijerina
when Paris had not yet turned her leaves
into pigments of dry reds and burnt umber,
you played your melodious trumpet sounds,
no mawkish phrases, no murmurings
sinking into the false twists, just cool jazz.
When all is said and done, no one
loved you more than your trumpet,
sending its small, lovely notes to the
night winds near Club St. Germain?
You played, “Those Foolish Things”,
“Tenderly” and “Summertime” with sad
trumpet walks on stage at the Salle Pleyel,
your phrases clear,
soft heat in April?
everything happening to you.