There’s A Word

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Release Info

2001: Original CD release on Rare Angel Music.

Piano: Ray Manzarek
Words: Michael McClure
Flute: Larry Kassin

Recorded live at the Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco, CA.


Currently out of print and unavailable.

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Track Listing

1.Beat Moves On
2.For Willie Dixon
3.Maybe Mama Lion
4.For Jim Morrison
5.Paragon Of Danger
7.So The Owl Hoots
8.High Heelz
9.Spank Me With A Rose (Deep Mud Medley)
10.Music Haikus
11.Stanzas In Turmoil

Liner Notes: A Note from Michael McClure

Ray and I are bringing together the words and the notes that shape them. There is no way to be human without politics or anti-politics, without Art, anger, and generosity, without humor and kindness. That’s the edge!

Diana di Prima says, “The only war that matters is the war against the imagination.”

You can hear the anger and the depth of the blues in Ray’s music, and you can hear Coltrane, Scriabin, and other worlds, as his right hand crosses over his left. As my words join Ray’s notes, we hope you feel it. This is something new. You can buy our art but it isn’t for sale.

– M.M.

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