Thursday, December 9, 2010

Various Artists - Jazz Canto Vol.1 - An Anthology Of Poetry And Jazz

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Various Artists - Jazz Canto Vol.1 - An Anthology Of Poetry And Jazz

This is one I've wanted to get my hands on for quite a while. Basically what you have here is a collection of guys reading other peoples poems with jazz in the background. Man, even Dylan Thomas sounds hip with some frantic jazz alongside. This is where you'll hear Bob Dorough reading Ferlinghetti's "Dog" and Roy Glen reading Philip Whalen's "High Song For Somebody", both of which appear on the Pictures From The Gone World comps that came out in maybe the late 80's or early 90's. Not everything here is exactly "beat" but it's all very interesting. John Carradine reading Lipton's "Night Song For The Sleepless" sounds like it could have come from the dialog of a b-movie he may have done back then.
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