Reading Poetry with Tommy Banks Quintet

(Tommy Banks at the piano, white-haired, on the centre left; me at the mike in white shirt standing on centre right; the late Bob Miller on acoustic bass beside me–his wife Dorie taught with me at J. Percy Page)

Friday, Feb. 21, 1997 at Harry Ainlay School. What an honor! Mr. Banks and I went through each poem I was going to read ahead of time and, with his customary consummate brilliance, he quickly made notes for an effective arrangement for each one. The best musical backing any poet could ever want. (I still have the tape.)

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