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31: When You Talk About Music
Act One

When You Talk Music

Dael Orlandersmith's funny, moving story from her Obie-award winning show Beauty's Daughters. Though she's an African-American woman, she transforms herself in this story into a loudmouthed Italian guy. At a wedding, this character meets a woman who reminds him of who he was before he got married and had kids: a guy who loved jazz, a different guy than he is now. Recorded at Millie's Orchid Show in Chicago. Thanks to Brigid Murphy. (12 minutes)


“Original sax solo” by Chicago musician (and MacArthur genius grant winner) Ken Vandermark