Kevin Rabas | Last Road Trip

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Last Road Trip

by Kevin Rabas

Jazz poet Kevin Rabas & saxophonist Josh Sclar work to revive the classic poetry/jazz collaborative tradition set by Langston Hughes & Charles Mingus in the 1958 MGM recording *The Weary Blues* with uncommon success.
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. Bird's Horn Kevin Rabas & Josh Sclar
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2. Don't Wait Rabas & Sclar
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3. Last Road Trip Rabas & Sclar
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4. Clothes Left in Washer Rabas & Sclar
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5. Magic Rabas & Sclar
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6. The Moon Rabas & Sclar
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7. Love at Once Rabas & Sclar
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8. Poem on a Line by Issa Rabas & Sclar
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9. First Evening Rabas & Sclar
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10. Obvious Child (P. Simon) Paul Simon arranged by Josh Sclar
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11. Central Kansas Blues Rabas & Sclar
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12. Night Firing Rabas & Sclar
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13. Calling You Back Rabas & Sclar
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14. Peonies Rabas & Sclar
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15. Evening Fishing Rabas & Sclar
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16. Eden or Lucas, Kansas Rabas & Sclar
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17. Reseed Rabas & Sclar
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18. Jackhamnmer Man Rabas & Sclar
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19. Jackhammer Man #2 Rabas & Sclar
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20. Other Loves Rabas & Sclar
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21. One Pink Balloon Rabas & Sclar
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22. Byrtnof Rabas & Sclar
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23. Indiscretion Rabas & Sclar
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24. Break, Break, Break (Tennyson) Tennyson & Rabas & Sclar
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Kevin Rabas, leader of the KC jazz poetry group Lucky, releases his first album *Last Road Trip*--a live studio session of poetry & jazz, accompanied by saxophonist Josh Sclar.

"Rabas and Sclar play out 23 original tracks full of well-crafted, passionate, salt-of-the-earth verse complimented by monstrous, melodical, improvisatory sax work."
--Singer/songwriter Joe Parrish

An excerpt:

*Last Road Trip*
Traveling westbound
somewhere between Leoti and Limon
on the Kansas/Colorado border,
my wife opens the window
and tosses a ceramic pitcher
into the wind,

Which bounces five times
before it shatters
in the breakdown lane.

"I'm tired of flawed art," she says.
"Nothing cracked stays."

Her hands have hardened
into two smooth river stones,
so the clay must flow
over her.


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