COMPOSITIONS: “I Dig Jazz!” Delving into the vast Oscar Brown, Jr. catalog of poetry. There is a nice deposit of lyrics which he describes as: “appreciated when listing to ___.” The blank being an instrumental jazz song to which OBJ fashioned a poetic lyric that fits just right. The songs will feature music of great jazz composers (Monk; Miles Davis; Ellington; Charlie Parker;) to which OBJ and others have put lyrics. There’s an opportunity to experiment with the audience inviting them to improvise, scat and explore the song and lyric- like a jazz musician would do on their instrument.
Listen and enjoy. Explore vocal experiments with me and then head to shake, stomp and move to the sounds of Duane Powell!