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"Jazz and Jack Kerouac" tonight on Night Lights

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Jazz and Jack Kerouac

 

...includes info about the program, a link to the entire 26-minute underground film Pull My Daisy (narrated by Kerouac, jazz score by David Amram), Larry Kart's excellent essay on the topic (which he posted here in a Kerouac thread on the board), a video clip of Kerouac reading from On the Road on The Steve Allen Show, a talk by Sam Charters about Kerouac and jazz, and more. The program will air this evening at 11:05 p.m. EST on WFIU, at 9 p.m. Central Time on WNIN, and at 10 p.m. EST Sunday evening on Michigan's Blue Lake Public Radio. The program will be posted for online listening Monday morning in the Night Lights archives.

 

Next week: "The Incomplete Sonny Berman."

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Great! (just don't tell CS 500 that you're linking Kerouac with jazz... ;) )

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Man, for the days when TV talk show hosts would play jazz while they interviewed guests!

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It doesn't beat my NM copy of Kerouac/Allen original Dot pressing :cool:

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BTW, thanks for posting it.

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"I'll ask him, but I don't think he will be very keen...uh, he's already got one, you see!"

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"Jazz and Jack Kerouac" is now archived... apologies for the holiday delay.

 

On tap: "The Incomplete Sonny Berman."

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Posted (edited)

Upping this today in honor of Jack Kerouac’s centennial:

Jazz and Jack Kerouac

In addition to the description in my initial post, the program includes commentary from Indiana University musicologist Phil Ford, author of the book Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture (and these days co-host of the fascinating podcast Weird Studies).

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Poor Steve Allen.  He goes from working with Jack Kerouac to complaining about today's kids listening to demoralizing rap music.  

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Great theme, David.

I recently reread On the Road with its plethora of hip jazz references and discovered the album with Al and Zoot not too long ago.

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6 hours ago, ghost of miles said:

Upping this today in honor of Jack Kerouac’s centennial:

Jazz and Jack Kerouac

In addition to the description in my initial post, the program includes commentary from Indiana University musicologist Phil Ford, author of the book Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture (and these days co-host of the fascinating podcast Weird Studies).

Did you refer to the "Jazz and Jack Kerouac" chapter in my book?

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19 hours ago, Larry Kart said:

Did you refer to the "Jazz and Jack Kerouac" chapter in my book?

It’s been a long time since I listened back to the original program, but I’m pretty sure I quoted from it at some point. I also linked to your online posting of your essay in the program’s web post and at the top of this thread. It’s definitely the best piece I’ve read on the topic.

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Didn't mean to blow my own horn, but I liked that piece.

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