New Day Jazz

Justin Desmangles

Everyday We Get More Illegal By Juan Felipe Herrera

Everyday we get more illegal
Yet the peach tree still rises & falls
With fruit and without
The birds eat it the sparrows fight
Our desert burns with trash & drug trucks en route
It also breathes & sprouts vines & Maguey
Laws pass laws with scientific walls & detention cells
Husband deported with the son
... The wife & the daughter who married a citizen
They stay behind broken slashed unpowdered
In the apartment to deal out the day & the puzzles
Another law then another
Mexican Indian spirit exile migration sky
The grass is mowed then blown by a machine
Sidewalks are empty clean & the Red Shouldered Hawk
Peers down from an abandoned wooden dome
In an empty field
It is all in between the light
Everyday this changes a little yesterday homeless
& without papers Alberto left for Denver
A Greyhound bus he said where they don’t check you
Walking working under the silvered darkness
Walking working with our mind our life





pictured at right, Frida Kahlo by Edward Weston (March 24, 1886 – January 1, 1958)

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Classical, Jazz, Blues, Experimental, Poetry & Literature

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ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
Bill Evans Trio Nardis Explorations Riverside
Georege Russell Nardis Ezzthetics Riverside
Eric Dolphy & Booker Little Bird's Mother Far Cry New Jazz
Roland Kirk Quartet No Tonic Pres. Rip Rig & Panic Limelight
Margaret Walker Old Molly Means Anthology Of Negro Poets Folkways
Margaret Walker Kissie Lee Anthology Of Negro Poets Folkways
Billie Holiday Give Me A Pigfoot & A Bottle Of Beer The Billie Holiday Story Decca
Billie Holiday Now Or Never The Billie Holiday Story Decca
Billie Holiday The There Eyes The Billie Holiday Story Decca
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John Coltrane Quartet Nature Boy John Coltrane Quartet Plays Impulse
John Coltrane Quartet Acknowledgement A Love Supreme Impulse
Paul Chambers Blessed 1st Bassman VeeJay
Claude McKay St. Issac's Church Anthology Of Negro Poets Folkways
Claude McKay The Tropics In New York Anthology Of Negro Poets Folkways
Claude McKay If We Must Die Anthology Of Negro Poets Folkways
Art Farmer Quartet Tears Sing Me Softly Of The Blues Atlantic
Art Farmer Quartet Ad Infinitum Sing Me Softly Of The Blues Atlantic
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Karin Krog featuring Dexter Gordon I Wish I Knew Some Other Spring Storyville
Karin Krog featuring Dexter Gordon Everybody's Somebody's Fool Some Other Spring Storyville
Betty Carter Deep Night The Audience With Betty Carter Bet-Car
Betty Carter Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most The Audience With Betty Carter Bet-Car
Tommy Flanagan Ugly Beauty Thelonica Enja
Thelonious Monk Tea For Two Criss Cross Columbia
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Ornette Coleman Chappaqua Suite IV Chappaqua Suite CBS - France
William Carlos Williams The Orchestra William Carlos Williams Reading His Poems Caedmon
Shirley Horn Violets For Your Furs Violets For Your Furs SteeplChase
Chet Baker Day Dream Let's Get Lost Novus
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Rahsaan Roland Kirk Clikety Clak Bright Moments Atlantic
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Prelude To A Kiss Bright Moments Atlantic