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Fran Kaufman

A Lutheran and a jazz composer

Arts | Revisiting Martin Niemöller’s poem ‘First They Came’ at a New York jazz concert
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Posted 2/19/19, 03:46 pm

A New York moment: 

I went to the Jazz Standard, a New York jazz club, to see Mingus Big Band, a band that plays mostly Charlie Mingus compositions. Mingus’ widow (his fourth wife) manages the band, and several members of the band played with Mingus back in the day. Mingus is one of my favorite jazz composers. Sometimes I get so caught up in my everyday scramble that I forget I live in a city where people who played with Charlie Mingus perform jazz on a weekly basis. 

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Music
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 2/14/19, 03:33 pm

Delta

Mumford & Sons

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Roads now taken

Music | Three new albums put famous poetry to music
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 2/14/19, 12:48 pm

Poetry, as it has been said, is like love in that almost anything that one says about it is true. But is almost any music to which a poem can be set somehow “true” as well, if only to the poem’s spirit?

The singers and musicians behind three new albums apparently think so.

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