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|“Ikkyu’s Dream” – Solo Piano Reflections
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“Poet J.D. Scrimgeour and musician-composer Philip Swanson are engaged in a fascinating endeavor, exploring the parallel and entwined paths of syncopated poetry and meditative melody. Swanson’s piano and trombone passages are much more than ‘accompaniment,’ and Scrimgeour’s recited verse are not merely ‘lyrics.’ Both of these artists are deeply grounded in the classic literature of their respective traditions, and the results of this dynamic collaboration are resonant, eloquent, and enjoyable. Our audience for their performance in Robert Frost’s old barn were transported.”
— Jim Schley, poet, former director of The Frost Place and author of As When, In Season