Monday, May 24, 2010


"What I do is set my poems to music and perform them with musical accompaniment. My band concentrates on my blues and R&B works, but I have an entire jazz playbook as well, including pieces from HOMAGE TO JOHN COLTRANE and THELONIOUS: A BOOK OF MONK. The latter consists of poems written to music composed and performed by Monk, and I require that the appropriate music be played with the poems. What I mean is, each poem goes with a certain piece of music played by Thelonious Monk, and is not in its correct context unless that music is playing with the verse." John Sinclairtalking to Jim Sherry in 1999.

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