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FRIDAY THE 13TH
Mitchell Pluto inspired this Hinge to the Monk tune “Friday The 13th” Mitchell writes: One of my favorite tunes is Friday The 13th by Monk and Rollins, at first it takes the listener on a slant- a sort of drunk crab walk, and then the block chords, for me create a square spiral.
WOR studios 1953 thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins sloop-de-sloop whirl wind full intake reed fill throat splash slippery slant peek-a-boo inebriate peregrinate in- cubate square spiral boulder-roll stroll crab colossal hi-hat crisp chink snap crystalclarioncrystalline bosomy broth ivories wrought bath breadload beatitude concuss allude wedge hook link sinkseepagelodge laurel sling carrion fletch b e t r o t h clump stump flummery block lump here come de Monk scruff scamper liv- ery lurch paint a birch fu- rl fistful conflagrate agitate French horn ― fog-caster, frog-hopper ― conflate titillate aerate levitate brindle lop Bird-bop chordal congregation hymnal meditation scintilla aubergine whisk brisk bask peculiar challenge the ruler adumbrate gestate spray a mandate , man
EPISTROPHY FOR T. MONK
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splash melodic purl surge /under flirt slash the line tease conflate the outer reaches skim borders peripheries riff the mad notes cyclones flush curling cuniculi mucid caves jettison spills of color mutation migration never before heard harmonic swoops triads scribbled above bison head rage of memory snarled rhythms stored in stone circling and twirling a gathering of data raptorial fingers toolbox of the soul aerial lift and poise & strafe the keys prey for salvation litanous chariots a last chance passage bump into the final four bar essence is exhaustion of complexity buck to the ride cymbal bow to the bass
Heller Levinson is the originator of Hinge Theory. His most recent books are Dialogics (Anvil Tongue Press, 2022), Lure, and jus’ sayn’ (Black Widow Press, 2022). His Query Caboodle and Shift Gristle are scheduled for a Spring 2023 release (also BWP). He lives in the Hudson Valley, NY.
written by ©Heller Levinson