“A totally new, inspirational way of thinking–a fresh, freedom-loving and articulate voice, as diaphanous as mist and as hard as nails–came shimmering up the river from twilit New Orleans, threading smokily through R&B Oklahoma, and then, once energized by an onslaught of Saint-Vitus like dance rhythms, transformed violin-laced Kansas City theater orchestras into havens for madly-syncopating, blues-inflecting tone poets…” –Jay Mandeville

 

ON From Ark to Microchip | April 2, 2014 | 11:30 pm

Parker’s Planet 1: Yardbird in the Space Age

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“A totally new, inspirational way of thinking–a fresh, freedom-loving and articulate voice, as diaphanous as mist and as hard as nails–came shimmering up the river from twilit New Orleans, threading smokily through R&B Oklahoma, and then, once energized by an onslaught of Saint-Vitus like dance rhythms, transformed violin-laced Kansas City theater orchestras into havens for madly-syncopating, blues-inflecting tone poets…” –Jay Mandeville

 

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