Kenneth Patchen Reads with Jazz in Canada

Kenneth Patchen Reads with Jazz in Canada

Kenneth Patchen FW09718 / FL 9718

In this 1959 release, novelist and poet Kenneth Patchen reads original poetry while the Alan Neil Quartet plays jazz standards in the background. The performance was recorded by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s studio in Vancouver, Canada, and broadcast later that year. Patchen and the Alan Neil Quartet also gave a live performance of this material in The Cellar, a Vancouver nightclub. The liner notes contain an essay by Alan Neil about the recording session, which turned out to be challenging in some unexpected ways.

Year Released 1959
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1959 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Jazz & Ragtime; Poetry
Country(s) Canada
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Jazz; Poetry; Spoken word

Download Liner Notes

101 Four Blues Poems: "There's a Place" / They Won't Let You In There / A Sigh is A Little Altered/ The Lonesome Boy Blues Kenneth Patchen 5:38
102 Four Song Poems: "The Everlasting Contenders" / Do I Not Deal with the Angels / The Sea is Awash with Roses / Not Many Kingdoms Left Kenneth Patchen 6:51
201 As I Opened the Window Kenneth Patchen 3:55
202 Glory, Glory Speeches from Don't Look Now Kenneth Patchen 10:40
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