“180 photographs, 140 poems, 440 pages, 45 years of musics!”
Steve Dalachinsky: poems
Jacques Bisceglia: photographs
180 photographs, 140 poems, 440 pages, 45 years of musics
An exceptional book, 440 pages, 180 photographs, 140 poems, a 45 year trip within a unique musical period, from Duke Elligton to William Parker to John Coltrane,Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Anthony Braxton, Derek Bayley, Sun Ra, Don Cherry, L'Art Ensemble of Chicago, Joëlle Léandre, Roscoe Mitchell, Max Roach, George Lewis, Archie Shepp, L'Instant Composer Orchestra, Ted Joans, Betty Carter, Hamid Drake, Roland Kirk, Abbey Lincoln, Amiri Baraka, Matthew Shipp, Art Blakey, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, John Zorn, James Blood Ulmer, David Murray and tens of other great musicans...
Steve Dalachinsky, poet and New-Yorker, if there ever was one, and Jacques Bisceglia, photographer and Parisian, if there ever was one, have forever been capturing the moment. Neither the tools nor the styles are the same, only in common do they share the captured instant. From the confrontation of these snapshots came to life Reaching Into the Unknown. Through looking at the poems, through reading the pictures, you will hear the music, you will understand jazz better than by reading an informative book on the topic. Most of the musicians you will meet in there are those who have pushed, and still do so, musical expression to its utmost boundaries, on a quest for a more spontaneous, more direct, deeper-rooted music, with the capacity of sticking to the emotions, to feelings, and the most complex and contradictory human behavior. In the same respect, this book ventures into the unknown as it tells the story of life. Michel Dorbon