his phrasing actualizes what Hughes tried to express in words: how some of the most alluring and memorable jazz combines grief and joy. At the song's bridge, Parker leans into the slow melody with legato, gives a wink by quoting from "Mean to Me," returns to the smooth lyric, and then, with passionate virtuosity, releases a flurry of sixty-forth notes, fluid, precisely on the beat.
Pancho Savery, in his reflection " ' The Character of the Speech': 56 Things for Robert Creeley," finds it curious that Creeley "doesn't mention Monk" ( Terrell,
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Publication information: Book title: Jazz Poetry:From the 1920s to the Present. Contributors: Sascha Feinstein - Author. Publisher: Praeger. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 110.
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