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Steve Dalachinsky: poems, interviews | Matthew Shipp: interviews, writings | Lorna Lentini: photographs

Book, 98 pages, 26 Lorna Lentini photographs, 2 Matthew Shipp interviews by Steve Dalachinsky, 19 Steve Dalachinsky poems inspired by Matthew Shipp music, 4 Matthew Shipp writings, introduction by Yuko Otomo (in english)

Table of content: Matthew Shipp – Logos Chart | Yuko Otomo – Why Art | Matthew Shipp and Steve Dalachinsky – Logos and Language – Playing off the Tree of Life – Retiring the World | Steve Dalachinsky – Poems – moth cosmos – in a circle – the undetermined factor – a series of planes – parameters – timp w/in the red eye – sonnet on spinet – the flight – the music woke us one nite – god 2 – ZO – the standard complaint – forward motion – piano vortex – Two things together – Nu Bop – After the One – As time goes by | Matthew Shipp – Writings – Flow of X – Pillars of Tone – Boxing and Jazz – DNA

Steve Dalachinsky, poet, and Lorna Lentini, photographer, both know Matthew Shipp, musician, since he arrived in New York in the late 80’s. “Logos and Language: a Post-Jazz Metaphorical Dialogue” is made up of dialogues between Steve and Matthew, Steve’s poems (written while listening to Matthew Shipp), Matthew’s writings and Lorna’s photographs. Shipp’s music as seen from the inside by three major artists. It definitely creates a unique book that on its own, is not just a book about Shipp but as Shipp himself would agree, a book that encompasses the entire Cosmos.