Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jazz of the Beat Generation - various artists and featuring Jack Kerouac

Collection of classic Be Bop jazz from the 1950's featuring artists of the calibre of Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing, Slim Gaillard and Lester Young.

The tracks are augmented by readings from Jack Kerouac about jazz history of the beat generation period. The excerpts provide a lucid yet credible backbone (assuming you can take them seriously, not as period-piece fodder) for the body of works. Some nice retro cover artwork too.

For serious jazz collectors, enthusiasts and aficionados. 

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