The More Loving One And Other Poems is a very special collection of 20 famous poems recited to music by my very articulate and expressive 7 year old son, Truman Eoff and dedicated to my mother Suzi. All proceeds from this album go to Truman’s 529 college savings fund. This project is very dear to my heart as it involves three things I love: Truman, poetry and music. I’m very proud of my little boy and through him the world is so much more tender, deeper and heartfelt than I ever could have imagined. In a world where the velocity of the human experience seems to be accelerating, I hope people can find time to have a focused listen. Great poetry and art are the antidotes to the caffeinated, often vacuous pop-culture that seems to dominate our lives. These poems are beautiful, disturbing, and powerful – and their depths seem to increase with repeated listening.
The genesis for this album occured as Truman pranced through my recording studio while I happened to be reading W.H. Auden’s poem August 1968. A microphone happened to be set up, and on a lark, I had him read the poem into the mic. His flair and expression floored me. I added some background music and BAM!!! we were off to the races or at least I was. Truman had different ideas and negotiated a deal, he would recite 20 poems for $2 a piece. He drove a hard bargain, but $40, a lot of work and 3 months later we’ve now brought great beauty into the world. To hear samples from the album, purchase a CD or purchase the album via download please visit www.jasoneoff.com/trumancd or www.trumaneoff.bandcamp.com