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Free Verse in the Key of Jazz
Jazz Lines is the expression of music and poetry combined with powerful, expressive photography by the great jazz photographer Ed Berger, you’ll experience unparalleled enjoyment with an abundance of JAZZ!
Part poetry, part music, and completely entertaining, Jazz Lines will tickle your rhythm bone and bring to memory all the great melodies of jazz. Over 1,000 song titles make up the verses. The song indexes in the back of the book chronicle the author’s vast knowledge and provides you with references to add to your musical repertoire.
You’ll enjoy reading and reciting the poems out loud to get the rhythm and cadence of the verses as Gloria Krolak has put them together. Jazz Lines is music in your mouth!
Gloria Krolak is the host of Good Vibes, the first and only broadcast radio program to feature the vibraphone, a percussion instrument which found its jazz voice in the 1930s with Red Norvo and Lionel Hampton. It is found on Facebook as Good Vibes on the Radio.
She also contributes a monthly column, Rhythm & Rhyme to Jersey Jazz, the journal of the New Jersey Jazz Society, which explores jazz through poetry.
Gloria also wrote On The Road, also for Jersey Jazz and The Club Car, for allaboutjazz.com. She is a member of vibesworkshop.com and recently retired from the board of directors of the Junior Jazz Foundation based on Hilton Head Island.
Ed Berger was a commercial photographer and writer who took his first jazz photographs in 1966 at the age of 16 at a Louis Armstrong concert.
He had been associated with the Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies for some forty years, lastly as Special Projects Consultant. He was the author or co-author of several books, most recently, Softly With Feeling: Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music (Temple University Press, 2014).
Ed's photographs have appeared in many publications and on many album covers. He was on staff at Jazz Times, and he regularly shot for organizations like Jazz House Kids, The Jazz Museum in Harlem, and the Jazz Education Network.