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File under: Spoken Word

Kenneth Patchen

Reads Jazz In Canada


Format: CD

Genre: Sound Art

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On a single October evening in 1959, fabled people's poet Kenneth Patchen and Vancouver's Alan Neil Quartet made a little bit of history. Together, they cut one of the first jazz-and poetry recordings to disc -- fiery, spontaneous and free of pretensions, where hard bop playing wailed neck-and-neck with Patchen's scathing, slurred, rabid vocalizations. Today, many see Jazz In Canada as among the very first truly beat documents on record -- preceding efforts by Kerouac, Ferlinghetti & Ginsberg. This new edition features original notes by Alan Neil & new retrospective notes by rock'n'roll poet of the San Francisco renaissance David Meltzer.

File under: Spoken Word
Cat. number: LOCUST 60
Year: 2004
Program was recorded at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's studio in Vancouver on February 17, 1959 - under supervision of Robert Patchell; and given network airing from Montreal on October 15, 1959. Originally issued as Folkways FL9718.

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