Wednesday, 11/21/12

by musicclipoftheday

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-FMbroadcasting from Columbia University, is playing his music—and nothing but—until midnight. (Thank God for college radio.)


reading table

We’re all in this apart.

—David Ferry, “Found Single-Line Poems,” excerpt (Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations [2012])


something to get you in the holiday mood

William Burroughs, “Thanksgiving Prayer” (Gus Van Sant, dir.)