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Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker
With New and Selected Jazz Poems
Yusef Komunyakaa; Sandy Evans, contrib.; Christopher Williams, contrib.; Miriam Zolin, contrib.; Sascha Feinstein, fwd.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

Foreword – Sascha Feinstein
• PART ONE: JAZZ POEMS – Yusef Komunyakaa
• Rhythm Method
• Togetherness
• Twilight Seduction
• Woman, I Got the Blues
• Jasmine
• Gingkoes
• Tenebrae
• Canto Jondo
• Changes; or, Reveries at a Window Overlooking a Country Road, with Two Women Talking Blues in the Kitchen
• The Same Beat
• To Beauty
• Ignis Fatuus
• Pepper
• Satchmo, USA
• Nightbird
• Copacetic Mingus
• Gerry’s Jazz
• Speed Ball
• February in Sydney
• The Plea
• Elegy for Thelonious
• Dolphy’s Aviary
• Gutbucket
• Blue Light Lounge Sutra for the Performance Poets at Harold Park Hotel
• The Story of a Coat
• No-Good Blues
• Ode to the Saxophone
• Coda
• PART TWO:
TESTIMONY – Yusef Komunyakaa and Sandy Evans
• THE LIBRETTO
Yusef Komunyakaa’s “Testimony” and the Humanity of Charlie Parker – Sascha Feinstein
Survival Masks: An Interview with Yusef Komunyakaa – Sascha Feinstein
• Testimony – Yusef Komunyakaa
• THE MUSIC
Testimony, The Ties that Bind – Miriam Zolin
• French
Flowers Blooming: The Music for Testimony – Sandy Evans and Christopher Williams
• Composer/Musical Director’s Notes – Sandy Evans
Testimony, Songs and Musicians – Sandy Evans
Australian Art Orchestra Performances – Paul Grabowsky
Acknowledgments
Contributors
• Selected Bibliography
Selected Discography
Testimony, The Recording

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