New Jazz Poets

New Jazz Poets

Various Artists FW09751 / BR 461

A unique subgenre, the history of jazz poetry runs parallel to the musical movement, in which jazz and its artists serve as a muse for the authors. This collection of New Jazz Poets represents the evolution of this art form after several decades of its practice and includes celebrated poets Ishmael Reed, Peter La Farge, Joel Oppenheimer and Paul Blackburn, who are each capable of making jazz heard by using words alone.

Year Released 1967
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1967 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Jazz & Ragtime; Poetry
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Instructional; Jazz; Spoken word

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101 Jitterbugging in the Streets Calvin Hernton 5:58
102 The Second Coming John Morgan 1:53
103 Autumn, 1964 Peter La Farge 2:41
104 March on the Delta Art Berger 1:12
105 From the Valley of the Shadows Ree Dragonette 1:07
106 If I Ride This Train Joe Johnson 1:32
107 African Memories Joel Oppenheimer 1:39
108 Lady Day Spring Ronald Stone 3:25
109 Listening to Sonny Rollins At the Five-Spot Paul Blackburn 1:08
201 Canto 4, Six Cylinder Olympus Percy Johnson 0:57
202 The Jackal Headed Cowboy Ishmael Reed 3:12
203 Kauri Will Inman 2:04
204 Elvin Jones Gretch Freak David Henderson 5:43
205 Poem to Americans Gerald Jackson 1:58
206 Poems From Oklahoma Allen Katzman 0:57
207 Gyre's Galax Norman Pritchard 1:51
208 Asian Nigger George Preston 2:31
209 Poem for Adolph Eichman John Harriman 1:25
210 I Am a Multitude Allen De Loach 2:52
211 To Jackie In Jail Stephen Tropp and Howard Hart 3:09
212 Poem to Ernie Henry Gloria Tropp 1:12
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