His new collection, A Sudden Sentence in the Air, contains a poem entitled A Manual of Style, dedicated to stellar Sydney saxophonist Bernie McGann, and selected by Black Inc for its forthcoming Best Australian Poems 2011. It's easy to see why the 13-line poetic description of McGann's playing was selected: Page's savvy observations inform his lines, taking on a kind of riffing of language, echoing and explaining the music.
Please join us as Mike Nock launches A Sudden Sentence In The Air at Wangaratta Jazz Festival on Friday 28 October at the Wangaratta Library. All welcome!
Well, the second (and final) gig on our 'We're not dead yet' tour was a resounding success. Sorry if you missed it, but I hope we'll be doing more of this sort of event soon!