Genre: Spoken Word
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Ken Nordine & The Fred Katz Group Word Jazz Import LP

Ken Nordine & The Fred Katz Group

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1957 Spoken Word/Poetry/Jazz Album Back On Vinyl LP!

Pleasure For Music present a reissue of spoken-word artist Ken Nordine's 1957 album, Word Jazz. His debut album is strongly influenced by jazz. A highly eclectic mix of smooth voice narration, sort of zen-beatnik texts, and west coast jazz arrangements as results of a fruitful collaboration with cellist Fred Katz group featuring the likes of Paul Horn on sax, flute and clarinet, and Chico Hamilton on drums and percussion. Still an innovative piece of work between spoken word, poetry, and jazz.

...Nordine proves himself more than capable of providing both the smooth vocal tones as well as the truly twisted creative sense necessary to pull this off: in one piece, Nordine is your guide in a museum dedicated to sounds, and elsewhere he takes you on a tour of his own mind. He also shows off a particularly sharp sense of innovative album...
-Sean Carruthers,, 4.5/5 stars


  • Vinyl LP
  • Import


Fred Katz cello
Ken Nordine narrator
Jimmy Bond bass
Forest Horn drums/bongos/timpani/gong
John Pisano guitar
Dick Marx piano
Paul Horn piccolo/flute/clarinet


Side One:

  1. What Time Is It?
  2. My Baby
  3. The Sound Museum
  4. The Vidiot

Side Two:

  1. Roger
  2. Hunger Is From
  3. Looks Like It's Going To Rain
  4. Flibberty Jib

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