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You're Getting Better: The Word Jazz Dot Masters
     

You're Getting Better: The Word Jazz Dot Masters

by Ken Nordine
 
As anyone who has ever been dragged to a poetry slam can attest, the vast majority of modern spoken word poetry kinda sucks. It's not always the poetry's fault; much of the blame can be laid at the poet's feet, especially when said performer feels that depth of feeling always increases in direct proportion to volume. Ken Nordine rarely seems to speak above a coolly

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As anyone who has ever been dragged to a poetry slam can attest, the vast majority of modern spoken word poetry kinda sucks. It's not always the poetry's fault; much of the blame can be laid at the poet's feet, especially when said performer feels that depth of feeling always increases in direct proportion to volume. Ken Nordine rarely seems to speak above a coolly modulated, richly burnished whisper, but he puts nearly all other spoken word artists to shame. A fixture on radio and television ads since the early 1950s, Nordine is best known today for the four Word Jazz albums he released on Dot Records later that decade, albums that true to their name matched Nordine's mellow voice and unfettered imagination to hipster jazz settings. At 55 songs, six of them previously unreleased, You're Getting Better: The Word Jazz Dot Masters gathers the entirety of those albums in remastered and exquisitely packaged form, and is essential for all fans both of spoken word releases and of beatnik-era cool.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/2007
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602498838839
catalogNumber:
000517102

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Performance Credits

Ken Nordine   Primary Artist
Paul Horn   Woodwind
Fred Katz   Cello,Leader
Dick Marx   Piano,Leader
Dick Campbell   Piano,Leader,Vibes
Johnny Frigo   Bass
Hal Gaylor   Bass
Redd Holt   Drums
John Pisano   Guitar
Jimmy Bond   Bass
John Michael Gray   Guitar
Bob Frazier   Drums
Emmett Frazier   Bass
Forest Horn   Percussion,Drums
Jerome Slosberg   Drums
Ken Soderbloom   Woodwind
Richard Campbell   Piano,Leader,Vibes

Technical Credits

Laurie Anderson   Author
Tom Waits   Poetry
Ken Nordine   Poetry,Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy
Fred Katz   Author
Tom Mack   Producer
Jim Cunningham   Engineer,Author
Thane Tierney   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Michele Horie   Art Manager
Mason Coppinger   Engineer

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