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The Documentary Maker's Dream
By Mikhail Horowitz

led, this time, by
Ear and not by Eye

to a place of shifting sources, a place
where all chronologies are simultaneous

where Gen. William "Bunk" Johnson defeats Gen. Sidney Bechet
at the Battle of New Orleans in 1862, and

Ambrose "Big Train" Burnside gives up a grand slam to
George Edward "Mickey" Pickett of the Gray Sox in the

1919 World Series, and the Hot Stove Club has the
hottest jazz in Chicago during the

'30s, featuring an
all-star band with

Red Ruffing on piano
Dazzy Vance on trumpet
Goose Goslin on trombone
Mel Ott on bass
and Kiki Cuyler
on drums


MIKHAIL HOROWITZ is the author of Big League Poets (City Lights, 1978) and a contributing writer and editor to the seventh edition of Total Baseball.

© 2001 Mikhail Horowitz


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