Happy (108th) Birthday, Hawk!
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophonist, November 21, 1904-May 16, 1969
“Prisoner of Love,” 1958 (Art Ford’s Jazz Party, music starts at 1:15)
“Lover Man,” 1961
“Body and Soul,” London, 1967
WKCR-FM, broadcasting from Columbia University, is playing his music—and nothing but—until midnight. (Thank God for college radio.)
We’re all in this apart.
—David Ferry, “Found Single-Line Poems,” excerpt (Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations )
something to get you in the holiday mood
William Burroughs, “Thanksgiving Prayer” (Gus Van Sant, dir.)