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(from “Liner Notes”)

More choicely plucked
in fact or tone
like fat green olives.
Exuberant technical gift
sparked off the hand.
The word cool on muted horn.
Observe how he handles what
no mariner is more capable of.
Effects breathe
such strong sense, a roisterous
Mississippi slap, two fisted.
It was admirably carried
like a burden for
example, or a foot, that was
strongly chorded under its own steam
discovered like shot silk.
Accent of experience.
Velvet guts on a repeated note.
In it the emotion has been contained.
Such range. One has to listen.

Roger Hecht, 2017

Remixed work:
Liner Notes for Miles Davis’ Milestones, by Charles Edward Smith