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Beat Generation Jazz
     

Beat Generation Jazz

 
It's the mid-'40s, World War II is over, business is booming, people are buying cars, mobility and freedom are within every American's grasp, and big-band jazz is dying, being replaced by jazz that you didn't dance to with your feet but with your head. Bebop it was called, and it fed on improvisation, quick reaction, and virtuoso changes and shifts, and it flowed and

Overview

It's the mid-'40s, World War II is over, business is booming, people are buying cars, mobility and freedom are within every American's grasp, and big-band jazz is dying, being replaced by jazz that you didn't dance to with your feet but with your head. Bebop it was called, and it fed on improvisation, quick reaction, and virtuoso changes and shifts, and it flowed and bent like a fast-flowing river. The war was over and all things in America were in motion, and when Jack Kerouac decided to write his novel On the Road in the style of bebop trumpet player, a steady string of bending sentences and turns that tried to catch in words the feel of a sax solo, beat was born, the so-called Beat Generation. This intriguing set captures this specific moment in time with flair and style, and it features jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk mixed in with beat-styled readings by Kerouac and others. What emerges is a delightful black-and-white audio photo of a very particular time in America, a time when motion and distance seemed surmountable, a time when freedom in all things, from art to commerce and even where one called home, seemed to be up and in the air, a time when the most important thing seemed to be to just GO.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2012
Label:
Chrome Dreams
UPC:
0823564623023
catalogNumber:
5079

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Lenny Bruce   Composer
Jack Kerouac   Composer
Miles Davis   Composer
Bob Dorough   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Dexter Gordon   Composer
Wardell Gray   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Langston Hughes   Composer
Warne Marsh   Composer
Charles Mingus   Composer
Gerry Mulligan   Composer
Fats Navarro   Composer
Ken Nordine   Composer
Bud Powell   Composer
Annie Ross   Composer
George Shearing   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Fred Katz   Composer
Henry Jacobs   Composer
Lawrence Ferlinghetti   Composer
Slim Gaillard   Composer
Rod McKuen   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Lonnie Elder   Composer
Jack Hammer   Composer
Curley Hamner   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Joseph Young   Composer
John Brent   Composer
Del Close   Composer
Mabel Wayne   Composer
Philip Whalen   Composer
Charles Waring   Liner Notes
S. Vaughn   Composer
John Birks Gillespie   Composer
Aden Lewis   Composer
Ozzie Cadenna   Composer

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