“The Marvelous Stove” is a tune written in honor of the American poet Elizabeth Bishop, after her poem “Sestina.” The stove can be seen as the “all seeing eye” of the house, wise and knowing; the very thing at the heart of the house and the poem. Meekins has carried Bishop’s idea of the stove into the jazz idiom. A composer and trombonist, Meekins is a December 2010 graduate of Berklee with a degree in Professional Music.
To read Bishop’s poem, click here: “Sestina“
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