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Jazz Changes$
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Martin Williams

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780195083491

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.001.0001

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The Weary Blues and Other Poems Read by Langston Hughes

The Weary Blues and Other Poems Read by Langston Hughes

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(p.192) The Weary Blues and Other Poems Read by Langston Hughes
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Jazz Changes
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Williams Martin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0030

The “jazz and poetry” combination was a short-lived phenomenon in the late 1950s which originated in the Bay area. Leonard Feather had this interesting idea of recording with Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes' works had a direct relationship with blues and jazz. The record comprised of two groups: a “traditional” ensemble which included trumpeter Red Allen, trombonist Vic Dickenson, and others; the other group was led by pianist Horace Parian and Jimmy Knepper.

Keywords:   jazz and poetry, Bay area, Leonard Feather, Langston Hughes, Red Allen, Vic Dickenson, Horace Parian, Jimmy Knepper

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