"One time a factor
One Time is set to a poem by Henry Berne. At Indiana University I had a roommate, Jerry Morris, who majored in French horn, but his true passion was jazz. From Jerry I learned about Coltrane, Davis, Gillespie, Ellington, Waller. When my friend and fellow member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, Dr. Henry Berne, showed me his wonderful poem, "One Time," I knew that this was a poem that had to be set to music - and the music had to be as free and improvisational as the words.
Henry Berne is a Charlotte-based psychotherapist who began writing
poetry at the age of 70, after having taught theology and psychiatry
at Georgetown University and, later, a career as a psychologist.
Now, at 81, he leads poetry and healing groups and offers workshops
in psychology. His writing is filled with arresting nature imagery.
Duration: approx. 2 ½ minutes