This new Michael Zilber CD is so Beat! So cool. Saxophonist Michael Zilber with the voice of Andy Kirshner interpret the poetry of Bill Collins, poet laureate, teacher on both coasts.
Poets are the antithesis of hyperbole, those with pencil and note pad, create a moment of Ecclesiastes.
My teacher David Gitin at Monterey Community College, who taught how Marcel Proust was so relevant in his moment. Gitins poetry is minimal and not occasioned to hyperbole. I recall when he said he wanted to set his poetry to jazz. Gitin hosted a jazz program on the public radio station in Pacific Grove.
And that's the way we thought in the sixties. An existential view to thethen post modern world. Therefore, Billy Collins poetic adaptation with Michael Zilber, ?The Billy Collins Project? to this modern relevancy is superb.