Poetry. Photography. Music. With photographs by Jacques Bisceglia. Steve Dalachinsky, poet and New Yorker, if there ever was one, and Jacques Bisceglia, photographer and Parisian, if there ever was one, have forever been capturing the moment. Neither the tools nor the styles are the same, only in common do they share the captured instant. From the confrontation of these snapshots came to life Reaching Into the Unknown. Through looking at the poems, through reading the pictures, you will hear the music, you will understand jazz better than by reading an informative book on the topic. Most of the musicians you will meet in there are those who have pushed, and still do so, musical expression to its utmost boundaries, on a quest for a more spontaneous, more direct, deeper-rooted music, with the capacity of sticking to the emotions, to feelings, and the most complex and contradictory human behavior. In the same respect, this book ventures into the unknown as it tells the story of life. 180 photos, 140 poems, 45 years of music.
Steve Dalachinsky was born in 1946, Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared extensively in journals on & off line including; Big Bridge, Milk, Unlikely Stories, Xpressed, Ratapallax, Evergreen Review, Long Shot, Alpha Beat Soup, Xtant, Blue Beat Jacket, N.Y. Arts Magazine, 88 and Lost and Found Times. he is included in such anthologies as Beat Indeed, The Haiku Moment and the esteemed Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He has written liner notes for the CDs of many artists including Anthony Braxton, Charles Gayle, James "Blood" Ulmer, Rashied Ali, Roy Campbell, Matthew Shipp and Roscoe Mitchell. His 1999 CD, Incomplete Direction (Knitting Factory Records), a collection of his poetry read in collaboration with various musicians, such as William Parker, Matthew Shipp, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Thurston Moore (SonicYouth), Vernon Reid (Living Colour) has garnered much praise. His most recent chapbooks include Musicology (Editions Pioche, Paris 2005), Trial and Error in Paris (Loudmouth Collective 2003), Lautreamont's Laments (Furniture Press 2005), In Glorious Black and White (Ugly Duckling Presse 2005), St. Lucie (King of Mice Press 2005), Are We Not MEN & Fake Book (2 books of collage -8 Page Press 2005). Dream Book (Avantcular Press 2005). His books include A Superintendent's Eyes (Hozomeen Press 2000) and The Final Nite (complete notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, Ugly Duckling Presse 2006). His latest CD is Phenomena of Interference, a collaboration with pianist Matthew Shipp (Hopscotch Records 2005). He has read throughout the N.Y. area, the U.S., Japan and Europe, including France and Germany. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA