Ken Nordine: Word Jazz


Ken Nordine has been producing his unique style of word play mixed with with music since the 1950's. He is 88 now even has his own youtube channel. Check out "You're Getting Better" and "Bickering" for a little taste:


















Taken from Wikipedia:



Nordine began performing and recording such albums at the peak of the beat era and was associated with the poetry-and-jazz movement. However, some of Nordine's "writings are more akin to Franz Kafka or Edgar Allan Poe" than to the beats. Many of his word jazz tracks feature critiques of societal norms. Some are lightweight and humorous, while others reveal dark, paranoid undercurrents and bizarre, dream-like scenarios.









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