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ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology

Read "Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology" reviewed by Duncan Heining

My intention here is to offer a detailed but inevitably incomplete chronology of poetry and jazz. The focus is solely on the combination of the two art forms in performance, not on poetry about jazz or jazz musicians or poetry inspired by jazz but not performed to music. My definition of 'poetry' is fairly broad and ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Swingin' on a Riff . . . Hangin' by a Thread?

Read "Swingin' on a Riff . . . Hangin' by a Thread?" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Betty and I returned to Albuquerque on Memorial Day after attending Swingin' on a Riff, the latest in a series of marvelous semi-annual events presented by Ken Poston and the Los Angeles Jazz Institute for more than twenty years at venues in and around L.A. This one was held May 23-26 at the Los Angeles Marriott ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ken Nordine: 'Word Jazz'

Ken Nordine: 'Word Jazz'

This is another installment in my ongoing series on jazz humor of the late 1950s. Past posts have included columns on Shorty Petterstein, Stan Freeberg, George Crater and the Nutty Squirrels. Back in the '50s, Ken Nordine (pronounced Nor—DEEN) was a leading voiceover specialist whose rich baritone could be heard on hundreds of radio and TV ...

Word Jazz The Complete 1950s Recordings

Label: Dreamusic
Released: 2010

Four Classic Albums

Label: Dreamusic
Released: 2010

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Word Jazz

Featuring the music of Ken Nordine
Duration: 3:37

Ken Nordine performs his jazz poetry on the old television series, "Night Music".

Wink: Ken Nordine Does Robert Shure

Label: Dreamusic
Released: 2003


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