Creely, Robert/Steve Swallow/David Torn/Chris Massey/David CasT - Have We Told You All You'd Thought To Know?
Robert Creeley is one of Americas greatest living poets; he was the link between the beat poets of Greenwich Village and those of Black Mountain College. Creeley has long acknowledged the influence of jazz & improvised music on his work. In this collaboration of music & poetry, recorded live 9/98, Creeley reads his texts while the extremely talented band of David Torn (guitar, processing), Steve Swallow (electric bass), David CasT (saxes, bass clarinet) and Chris Massey (drums) provide a lively mesh of music that supports and augments the reading. This disc provides a permanent record of the quintets emotionally moving performance, a work of art in which poetry, music & process become one.