Sunday, April 11, 2010

dave brubeck (8)

for dave brubeck
1920 --

and there is a time where you can be beyond yourself.
you can be better than your technique. you can be
better than most of your usual ideas.
dave brubeck

experiments with offbeat time
signatures, sweet knack for sublime
polyrhythms, deft improvised
counterpoint delighted, surprised
a stolid jazz world, in yr time.

an unsquare dance in 7/4 time,
an estimated prophet, prime
chamber jazz mover; u devised
yr own sweet way.

yr legacy of freedom, time
out, deposed tyrant 4/4 time,
& a nascent free jazz disguised
as third stream duly advertised
to all without reason or rhyme
yr own sweet way.

© Joseph McNair;2010

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