Po'Jazz is described as "Poetry in Partnership with Jazz". The CD Po'Jazz: Takin' It To The Hollow is a compilation of cuts from poet/producer Golda Solomon's "Po'Jazz at the Center" acclaimed performance series -- featuring many notable NYC jazz musicians combined with award winning, established and emerging poets. The CD is a unique combination of poetry alone, poetry combined with improvised jazz, and just good jazz alone.
It includes performances by poets (listed as they appear on the CD): Patricia Smith, Veronica Golos, Malaika Adero, Peggy Ann Tartt, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Golda Solomon, Shirley LeFlore, Stephen D.Coleman, Anthony Costantini, Mariposa, Barry Wallenstein, Elizabeth Conrad Dispenza, Tyrone Henderson, and Regie Cabico.
It also includes performances by musicians (also listed as they appear on the CD): Tom Aalfs - violin, Uli Frost - drums, Ron Jackson - guitar, Nicki Parrott - bass, Ray Turull - percussion, J.D. Parran - clarinet/flute/percussion, Essiet Okun Essiet - bass, Nasheet Waits - drums, Bernard Purdie - drums, Joe Exley - tuba, Debbie Kennedy - bass, and Gary Smulyan - baritone saxophone.
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artists Po'Jazz: Takin' It To The Hollow
01. Intro-Jazz In New York Air Now!
02. Building Nicole's Mama [Patricia Smith - poet] (Tom Aalfs - violin, Uli Frost - drums, Ron Jackson - guitar, Nicki Parrott - bass, Ray Turull - percussion)