[Dixielandjazz] Jazz & Poetry (not quite OKOM)

David Richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Thu Mar 17 16:05:56 PST 2005

While that is GREAT poetry, one of the more successful "Jazz Poets" was 
Kenneth Patchen - he did at least 2 recordings with jazz backing  
"Kenneth Patchen Reads with the Chamber Jazz Sextext" and a recording 
with a Canadian jazz group. Some have been re-issued on CD.

And there was the "Word Jazz" of Ken Nordine - not quite poetry, but 
what was it?  http://www.wordjazz.com/  I think he is still with us...

and why are they both named Ken?

Dave Richoux

On Mar 16, 2005, at 10:45 AM, John Farrell wrote:

> Steve Barbone said :
> "Let's see, how can we adapt OKOM to poetry? Maybe with poems like the
>  Midnight Ride of Paul Revere? Suggestions?"
> It has already been done in Vo-Do-Do-De-O Blues (I have a great piano 
> roll
> of this little stomper) :
> Paul Revere on his midnight ride,
> Turned around on his horse and cried,
> Vo-do-de-o-vo-vo-vo-de-o-blues
> I just love the words of the bridge :
> His ukulele, daily, he would strum,
> Vum vum vum
> (I forget the next line),
> Then he'd holler "Black Bottom".
> They don't write 'em like that any more.
> John Farrell
> http://homepages.tesco.net/~stridepiano/midifiles.htm

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