Jazzing with Bigfoot

 


JAZZING WITH BIGFOOT

by Marty Achatz and STREAKING IN TONGUES

Jazzing with Bigfoot is the completion of a trilogy featuring poetry by two-time U.P. Poet Laureate Marty Achatz and music by experimental father/son band STREAKING IN TONGUES. 

"Marty Achatz's wildly original (and originally wild) Jazzing with Bigfoot reminds us that making mythology is one of our highest forms of play, one of our deepest delights. Blending ancient traditions of the epic and lyric, and the improvisational spirits of modern Jazz and the Beats, these enchanting poem-songs track their hairy hero's adventures through culture from Christianity to Cubism, poetry to rural parenthood, and across habitats from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to traditional Japan to the night sky's constellations. What we see when we catch up is, wondrously, ourselves." 

-Jonathan Johnson, author of May is an Island and The Desk on the Sea