Stream this episode by clicking on the media player (128k) or download by right clicking on the Sound Ideas logo (256k).
Poetry and Jazz have much in common. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Beatniks, also known as the Beats, celebrated poetry reading in small clubs much like and sometimes along side their jazz brethren. One such Beat poet was Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who passed away a few days ago at the age of 101. While the Beats were found in most major cities, San Francisco was of particular note; as it was mecca for the Beat scene, long before the hippies rose in prominence. In this hour, we will celebrate the Beat and the cool laid-back feeling that it that propagated while simultaneously turning up the intellectual flame of social commentary.
|Art Blakey||Lester Left Town||The Big Beat|
|Bill Holman & Mel Lewis Quintet||The Beat Generation||Jive for Five|
& the Cellar Jazz Quintet
|The Statue of St. Francis||Poetry Readings in the Cellar|
|Tommy Flanagan Trio||Beat's Up||Overseas|
|Bob Dorough||Dog||Jazz Canto Vol. 1|
|Horace Silver||The Back Beat||The Stylings of Silver|
|Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen||The Sounds of the Universe
Coming in My Window
|Poetry for the Beat Generation|
|Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean||San Francisco Beat||Inta Somethin'|
|Stanley Wilson||Lonely Beat||The Music From "M Squad"|
|Mark Murphy||Down St. Thomas Way||Bop for Kerouac|
|Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Dana Colley||I Am Waiting||A Coney Island of the Mind|