BENJAMIN BOONE [as/ss] and PHILIP LEVINE [poetry/voice]: THE POETRY OF JAZZ is a terrific CD of jazz and text with tributes to Rollins, Clifford Brown, Coltrane and Bird. 11 of the 14 compositions are by
Boone and a pool of 7 musicians make up the backing on tunes. In addition, Chris Potter [ts], Tom Harrell [tpt], Branford Marsalis [ts], and Greg Osby [as] make guest appearances on one track each. Levine [1928-2015] was a former United States poet laureate. Warm and evocative.