02 April 2010

Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen - Poetry for the Beat Generation

Debut album from novelist Jack Kerouac. Here his spoken word poetry is accompanied by jazz pianist Steve Allen. If you like Jack Kerouac, spoken word music, poetry, or jazz piano you will enjoy this. It just... takes you places. Even if you don't know if you'll like it, give it a shot. It is absolutely tremendous.

For those who are more familiar with Tom Waits' Nighthawks at the Diner, this album is a fair bit like that. Although this came first so it is probably more accurate to say Nighthawks is like this. I LOVE Nighthawks (and indeed every single thing Tom Waits has ever done) so it makes sense I would enjoy this.


  1. Very cool post - thanks for sharing Poetry for the Beat Generation. I was very curious about this but never had a chance to hear it.

  2. And now there's this. Besides all the uber-cool music you like... there's this. Please marry me.