Conversations on Jazz, Classical Music and Life with Igor Stravinski ~ Poet’s Beat ~ Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

Fifty Shades of Jazz

Poetry   is what makes me laugh or cry or yawn, what makes my toenails twinkle, what makes me want to do this or that or nothing.  ~ Dylan Thomas

Stravinsky ~ The Rite of Spring Score Part 1


A conversation to remember was between my dad and Mr. Stravinsky in the spring of 1965.  It was a privilege to be in the company of Mr. Stravinsky as Teacher and dad as Student at L.A. County College’s music room.  Mr., Stravinsky taught the art of being a Conductor of an orchestra.  He spoke in a very soft voice where listening was the caveat to conducting.  He was a very warm and engaging man and I felt the grace and finesse of how classical music can augment a jazz performance.  This session came about from Mr. Stravinsky and Stan Kenton preparing for the Grand Opening of the Los Angeles…

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