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December 30, 2008

 

Living Theater Revives “The Connection”

The ConnectionThe Living Theater is reviving Jack Gelber’s groundbreaking 1959 play The Connection, a study of drug addicts (some of them jazz musicians) pontificating on their lives and chemical loves. The cast includes saxophonist Rene McLean, whose father Jackie performed in the original version, and will be directed once again by Judith Malina, who will also play the role of Sister Salvation.

September 17, 2008

 

Lord Buckley As Go Man Van Gogh

Lord Buckley is known best for his hip-speak riffs on Jesus, Shakespeare, the Gettysburg Address, Edgar Allen Poe, and other high-canonical texts.

June 26, 2008

 

Ask David Amram

Amram KerouacMulti-instrumentalist, jazz/classical/world maestro, and Beat Generation icon David Amram will be appearing at Farm Bloomington for a jazz-poetry performance this Friday evening, June 27 at 8 p.m. EST in Bloomington, Indiana. Amram, whose music has been featured in Night Lights programs such as Jazz and Jack Kerouac

November 17, 2007

 

Norman Mailer Advertisements For Myself

Advertisements for Norman Mailer On the Way Out

Reading Norman Mailer while at sea--literally and existentially.

October 17, 2007

 

Phil Ford on the Jack Kerouac and John Clellon Holmes jazz acetates

John Clellon Holmes acetateIndiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Phil Ford, heard recently on our Night Lights program Jazz and Jack Kerouac, will be giving a talk this Friday (Oct. 19) on private acetate recordings that Kerouac, John Clellon Holmes, and Allen Ginsberg made in the late 1940s and early 1950s. I’ve had occasion to hear a brief bit of one of the acetates, which featured Keroauc, Holmes, and Seymour Wise doing scat/bop vocalese accompaniment…

September 4, 2007

 

Who Walk in Darkness

Early Hip and Hemingway: Chandler Brossard’s Who Walk in Darkness

Papa of the Beats? A study of downtown Manhattan hip circa 1948.

September 1, 2007

 

Kerouac Blues and Haiku

Jazz And Jack Kerouac

On the Road, like many of Kerouac's other writings, celebrated and invoked the music of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and many other jazz greats.

August 18, 2007

 

Kerouac Unrolled: the Scroll Edition of “On the Road”

Kerouac scrollHot on the heels of Jack Kerouac’s entry into the Library of America comes news that the “scroll” version of his most famous book is going to be published. I actually got to see some of the scroll–which is 120 feet long–several years ago…

July 26, 2007

 

Back in Black: Jack Kerouac Makes the LOA

Keroauc bookThe Library of America to publish The Road Novels. First Philip K. Dick, now JK… can Burroughs be far behind? I’ve always had mixed feelings about Kerouac (though The Subterraneans held up…

May 13, 2006

 

The Subterraneans

The Subterraneans: Putting Beats and Jazz On the Big Screen

This 1960 movie is the only film adaptation of a Jack Kerouac novel to date, employing a jazz score and Gerry Mulligan as a hip, saxophone-playing priest.

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