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Volume 12: Muses: Words into Music (1990)

Table of Contents
Preface by Dr. August Coppola………………………………xi
Introduction Dr. Roland Bush………………………………xiii
Artists……………………………………………………….…ix

Essays
Violinmaking: An Alchmical Journal by Peter Cummings…4
Phantoms of the Opera by Charles Jernigan………………..18
White Noise, White Heat: The Postmodern Turn
in Rock Music by Larry McCaffery………………………55
"Diasporic Music" An Interview with Archie Shepp
by Dr. Roland E. Bush……………………………………..92

Fiction
Spiders Web by Robert Gillett………………………………..28
The Performance by Charles Webb…………………………106
Improvisations by Michael Croft…………………………….122

Poetry
Lingo by Fred Voss……………………………………………2
Windchimes by Clarinda Harriss Lott………………………..3
Classical Indian Explanation: Music
by Belinda Subraman……………………………………..17
Rock ‘n’ Roll by M.L. Liebler………………………………..25
…And the Ladies of the Fred Astaire Fan Club
by Joan Jobe Smith………………………………………..26
As Sweet As That by Joan Jobe Smith……………………….33
War by Fred Voss…………………………………………….35
Music Lessons by Dawn Allred Viotto……………………….39
i want to be by Craig Cotter…………………………………..40
Concerted Efforts: Mainz Cathedral
by Belinda Subraman………………………………………41
O My Scheherazade by August Coppola…………………….46
I Must Rejoice by Collin Musset, trans. James Frank………..53
My Last Piano by Michael Eidenmuly……………………….54
a cry maybe by Robert Gillett…………………………………72
Herman Hesse In India by Belinda Subraman……………….73
July Bricks by Boak Ferris……………………………………74
Sonatina by Robert Gillett…………………………………….76
Dionysus Goes to School by Diana Azar……………………..79
Sound by Joe Williams III…………………………………….82
The Jazz by M.L. Liebler……………………………………..84
The Music of the Spheres by Travis DuPriest……………….85
First, Last and Only Acid Poem I Will Ever Write
by Richard Meltzer…………………………………………87
Another Man’s Country by Joe Williams III………………..89
A Popular Joke Among Musicians by Beaumont D. Italy…101
Another Popular Joke Among Musicians
by Beaumont D. Italy……………………………………..104
Jazz Police by Dren McDonald………………………………118
Studio Descending by Dren McDonald……………………..119
The Fan by Fred Voss……………………………………….139
A Song for Lester by Richard Meltzer………………………140
After A Death by Doren Robbins…………………….……..141
Cello by Robert Fabiszak…………………………………….143
Meditations on a Bass Solo by Cecil McBee
by José Garciá…………………………………………….145
Poem after a Tenor Solo by Chico Freeman
by José Garciá…………………………………………….148
Astaire by Boak Ferris……………………………………….149
JAZZ by Hank Malone……………………………………….151
Acknowledgements…………………………………………..152

ARTISTS
Anthony Brennan, Silvia Cuilich, Shantelle Julian and Doug Knight, Vinny Meghrouni,
Isabel Rodriguex, Dawn Hope Stevens

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