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    Blues and Haikus

    Pressed On "Blues" And Yellow Starburst Vinyl

    Limited To 1000 Copies

    Just like its predecessor, Poetry for the
    Beat Generation, legendary beatnik writer
    Jack Kerouac's second album, Blues and
    Haikus, teamed him with producer Bob
    Thiele and came out on Thiele's Douglas
    label in 1959. But this time around,
    instead of the debut's dilettante-ish
    jazz piano jazz fourishes from Steve
    Allen, Kerouac insisted on bona fde jazz
    musicians to accompany his streamof-consciousness

    And boy,
    did he get them-big-time post-bop
    saxophonists Al Cohn and Zoot Sims made their bones
    in Woody Herman's band, 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 refects 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 Kerouac himself!

    Our release of this cult classic record comes in "blues" and yellow starburst
    vinyl limited to 1000 copies!

    1. American Haikus
    2. Hard Hearted Old Farmer
    3. a. The Last Hotel
    3. b. Some of Dharma
    4. Poems from the Unpublished "Book of Blues"
    Jack Kerouac Featuring Al Cohn and Zoot Sims
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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