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A few years later, my Uncle David took me to the Earle Theatre to hear Duke Ellington.
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Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
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At places like the Cedar Tavern, the painters were really the center of what you might you call the social scene.
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At times I might play some kind of folkloric flute, although I didn't play those with the frequency or the skill then as I do now.
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Esquire, in a July, 1957 issue, has a photograph of me playing the French horn at the Five Spot.
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Even before he had one book published, Jack was one of those people you could feel was very special.
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Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings, did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village.
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Gregory Corso began to study the classics while he was in prison and became self-educated through living in the streets.
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I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last.
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I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era.
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I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits, and encourage young people to create their own art, music, and literature.
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I would listen very hard to what he was reading, and on the spot create music that the readings gave me ideas about.
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In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about.
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In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing and what the drummer is doing, what the pianist and the guitarist is doing, and then you play something that compliments that, so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead.
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In Kerouac's case, after one book came out, On the Road, he was hailed as the greatest new novelist since Thomas Wolfe.
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In symphonic music, when you are conducting, you do the same thing. You are feeling the whole orchestra, thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change.
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture.
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That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another - by collaborating with one another and creating your own network - you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there.
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That is something that I was trained to do when playing jazz, always think ahead.
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That is the way a great master carpenter feels, or an architect or composer or anyone who creates anything - people want to be appreciated for what they have done.
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That is what I did with Jack, and that's why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music.
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The atmosphere was wide open in those circles that we traveled in.
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The idea of the peace movement and of people who spent their entire lives trying to have a more egalitarian, just society, suddenly became swamped by the record industry, by the new rock and roll culture, and by the idea of not trusting anyone over thirty.
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The other thing is you really have to want to submerge yourself into this situation.
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The Upper Bohemia people wore tuxedos in an art gallery, and Lower Bohemia was all of us.
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There are a lot of wonderful things created in our culture that have been ignored that can speak to them.
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They were basically informal get-togethers that were open to anybody who happened to come by and walk in, from a street person to a potential art collector who would hear through the grapevine that artists were having a party.
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This was 46 years ago, and I played mostly French horn and some piano and percussion.
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We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life.
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We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia, and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art, where we had hoped to do the readings.
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What I have tried to do during the course of my lifetime is honor many of the people who influenced and inspired me, and in the process of honoring them it will hopefully create even more interest in their work, as well as being a thank you letter from me for their support when I was very young.
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When he was reading, I would submerge myself into whatever it was he was reading, and I tried to anticipate what would happen next.
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When today's generation reads Jack's books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers.
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When you are accompanying someone, you are listening to them the way you listen to a Bach Chorale, where four parts are going on at the same time, all of which are gorgeous melodies, all being played simultaneously.
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