Jack Kerouac Featuring Al Cohn And Zoot Sims Blues And Haikus LP ("Blues" & Yellow Starburst Vinyl)
Limited Edition - 1000 Copies!
"Blues" & Yellow Starburst Vinyl LP!
1959 Jazz/Beat Poetry Classic!
Legendary beatnik writer Jack Kerouac's second album once again teamed him
with producer Bob Thiele and came out on Thiele's Douglas label in 1959 just
like its predecessor, Poetry for the Beat Generation. But this time around,
instead of Steve Allen's dilettante-ish jazz piano jazz flourishes, Kerouac
insisted on bona fide jazz musicians to accompany his stream-of-consciousness
prose. And boy, did he get them—saxophonists Al Cohn and Zoot Sims made their
bones in Woody Herman's band and were big-time post-bop players, and here they
provide effective counterpoint commentary to Kerouac's readings.
As for those who approach this release from a more literary angle, Blues and
Haikus reflects Kerouac's interest in Eastern religion and meditative practices
as expressed in his novel The Dharma Bums as opposed to the more On the
Road-like exultations of Poetry for the Beat Generation. But whatever your
interest, boppish or bookish, Blues and Haikus is an essential document from one
of our most iconic American authors, and, after listening to this album, one
thing is for sure: no one is having a better time at this recording session than
Our release of this cult classic record comes in "blues" and yellow starburst
vinyl limited to 1000 copies!
• Limited Edition - 1000 Copies
• "Blues" & Yellow Starburst Vinyl LP
1. American Haikus
2. Hard Hearted Old Farmer
3. The Last Hotel/Some Of The Dharma
1. Poems From The Unpublished "Book Of Blues"