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Posts tagged Jack Kerouac

January 1, 2011

 

kerouac on the road

Three From Kerouac For the New Year

Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, the hunt, and visions of a jazz deity.

October 5, 2010

 

Autumn

Autumn Serenades

Autumn’s here, and the time is right for lying in the leaves, with music from Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman, Sonny Rollins and more.

July 27, 2009

 

Mingus at the Bohemia

Live At Cafe Bohemia: Hardbop In The Heart Of Greenwich Village

In the 1950s Cafe Bohemia was one of the most happening jazz clubs in New York—a club that caught the vibe of the city's thriving art and intellectual scene.

November 2, 2007

 

Night Lights: a live broadcast this weekend! Miles Davis, J.J. Johnson, Art Blakey, and how you can support the program.

Miles Davis Monterey 1963This week on Night Lights I’ll be playing jazz from a new Miles Davis concert release–MONTEREY ’63, featuring the then-new rhythm section of Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams…along with Mosaic Records reissues of classic hardbop J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding and Art Blakey albums… the never-before-released Ella Fitzgerald LOVE LETTERS, featuring the singer in small-group settings, with big bands, and with the London Symphony Orchestra…and much, much more. And I’ll be broadcasting live, because this is the beginning of…

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

 

Jazz and Jack Kerouac II

Subterraneans poster“Jazz and Jack Kerouac” is now archived…apologies for the one-day holiday delay. For more jazz-and-Jack-Kerouac, check out our previous show, The Subterraneans, which explores the jazz score for the only film to be adapted from a Kerouac novel to date, as well as the story behind the movie and some dialogue clips from it. (The film itself…

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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