THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday Ar rril 3 _ '1960
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swing cliches. Glenn Miller and
friends had driven swing past
the point of no return. So up on
52nd street, the black jazzmen
would jam, and out of t h o s e
sessions came bop. It's involved
stuff, hard to play, and in gen-
eral worth digging.
Thinking it over though, I'm
not writing this primarily to
turn people on to Parker and
I'm not just laying down a line
of heavy esoteria, it's simply a
statement that Bird still lives.
Like, let's not play fads with
music! Black people integrate
their music into their jobs and
routines, but it seems that most
white people hop around from
one brand of music to another,
never getting more than peri-
pherally involved with any
form. This year it's 1950's rock,
last year - blues, before that
folk. Jazz was up there too, the
time was the late fifties - The-
lonius Monk made the cover of
Time. The Newport Jazz Festi-
val was the biggest thing on
Earth. As white people left it
behind though, jazz clubs fold-
ed left and right, it was plain
So be it, today's mind fash-
ions say jazz is out, Bird wore
a suit, and tie, how could he be
cool? S h o v e it up Columbia
Records! Laugh off those half-
page BS music a d s. Charlie
Parker. doesn't really demand
that you have on your bellbot-
toms when you turn him on. Af-
ter all, he 's dead.
But get it clear, Bird lives!
Concert to feature new media
A Spring Dance Concert pre- of untrained dancers. Dana
miering works newly choreo- Reitz has put Klausmeyer's 1
graphed by students and facul- music to different use in creat- f
ty of the University of Michigan ing her sensitive quintet, "Pass-C
Physical Education Department age."k
will be presented by the depart- Chris Dakin and Pat Olesko
ment's Concert Dance Organ- have created an environmental
ization. piece in which Miss Dakin's C
The concert will be held at movement design is derived
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater to- from the unusual costumes and
night and Saturday, April 3-4, set of Miss Olesko. Miss Dakin r
at 8 p.m. A matinee is scheduled will also present a solo piece
for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. accompanied by guitarists Rich- t
ard and Kenneth Higgenbot-
The original electronic scores ham..
of Peter Klausmeyer, a grad- Ranney Mattson has taken t
uate student in the School of inspiration f r o m a 72 - hour. t
Music, will accompany three stu- Japanese song, "Ai," and cap- f
dent works on the program. tures its tone in a shorter dance.
Diane Eliot and Marcia Wardell In a more traditional vein,.
explore comedy in their respec- Carol Richard has used the
tive dance pieces. The experi- music of Erik Satie to create a C
mental nature of Miss Wardell's period ballet with contemporary I
piece is heightened by her use overtones.
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Faculty contributions to the
p r o g r a m include "Kin and
Ken," a dance inspired by Afri-
can culture and choreographed
by Mrs. Vera Embree. Her
"Songs of Today," Part 2, is a
social comment on the Ameri-
can scene with music by Nina
Simone. Dr. Esther E. Pease also
offers a new work originally
created for the Theater Dance
Touring Company. The w o r k
was inspired by a Handel musi-
Tickets for the concert will
be available at the door and at
the Lydia Mendelssohn box of-
fice. Tickets for the evening
performances will be $2.50 and
the matinee $2. A discount of 50
cents will be given to students
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