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No Eyes: Lester Young David Meltzer

No Eyes: Lester Young

David Meltzer

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ISBN : 9781574231298
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200 pages
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Poet, musician and jazz critic David Meltzer traces a lyric-elegiac narrative of feeling vulnerable and deep beyond belief in this sequence of poems on the life of the saxophonist Lester Young. An inside biography, tenderly illuminated by vintageMorePoet, musician and jazz critic David Meltzer traces a lyric-elegiac narrative of feeling vulnerable and deep beyond belief in this sequence of poems on the life of the saxophonist Lester Young. An inside biography, tenderly illuminated by vintage photographs of is subject, No Eyes is a brilliant jazz-world evocation, celebrating the hermetic craft-fellowship of those who know what blowings all about.Composing in multi-sensory free verse whose flow is arrested to capture significant moments, Meltzer creates a layered narrative of vivid colors and textures, the material facts of Youngs story dissolving into internalized, projected truths of erotic understanding and spiritual sympathy with the sweet and isolate lovely other. Writing-out Youngs music from within, Meltzers gesturing with words catches highs and lows hovering around the notes, discovers ecstasy and pain within and beyond the phrases.Reflecting the sensitivity of one artists gifts of mind and tongue and heart through anothers, No Eyes states an affinity of artisanship too marvelous for words in the soul cosmos, a mystical sense of that special contact between lives inside each other alone together which music allows.