Oliver Lake

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On this unusual set, Oliver Lake is heard solo, playing alto and a bit of soprano and flute, reciting poetry, telling stories, and covering a lot of topics in his philosophical and occasionally witty monologues. Whether it be the lack of black music on MTV, the constantly evolving English language, the difficulties of being Superman, the value of George Clinton, or humorous looks at his trips abroad, Lake shows that not only is he a talented musician but a first-rate commentator too. This set is certainly for selective tastes but listeners with an interest in both jazz and spoken word monologues will find much to savor here.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
1:57 SpotifyAmazon
2 4:02 SpotifyAmazon
3 1:50 SpotifyAmazon
4 1:13 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:38 SpotifyAmazon
6 1:52 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:38 SpotifyAmazon
8 0:33 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:02 SpotifyAmazon
10 1:48 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:04 SpotifyAmazon
12 1:19 SpotifyAmazon
13 1:45 SpotifyAmazon
14 0:48
15 1:48 SpotifyAmazon
16 1:04 SpotifyAmazon
17 4:21 SpotifyAmazon
18 1:33 SpotifyAmazon
19 0:35 SpotifyAmazon
20 0:58 SpotifyAmazon
21 2:09 SpotifyAmazon
22 1:01 SpotifyAmazon
23 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
24 1:13 SpotifyAmazon
25 1:02 SpotifyAmazon
26 1:09 SpotifyAmazon
27 2:14 SpotifyAmazon
28 1:55 SpotifyAmazon
29 0:52 SpotifyAmazon
30 0:59 SpotifyAmazon
31 1:55 SpotifyAmazon
32 0:32 SpotifyAmazon
33 0:42 SpotifyAmazon
34 2:42 SpotifyAmazon
35 1:09 SpotifyAmazon
36 1:51 SpotifyAmazon
37 0:30 SpotifyAmazon
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