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  • Audio CD (April 23, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hallmark
  • ASIN: B00BXK0PM4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,152 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It is a matter of debate whether Ken Nordines Word Jazz album (and its sequels) should be categorised as comedy, jazz or popular, or perhaps put into a category all of its own. Either way, Word Jazz is certainly unique; a mix of Ken narrating over cool jazz from the Chico Hamilton jazz group, who are billed as the Fred Katz group for the purposes of this album. The overall effect has been described as akin to a radio announcer performing beat poetry, which is probably as close a description as you are likely to get.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Digital Fingers on April 4, 2014
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The title of this review is from one of the readings included on Word Jazz. Ken Nordine was a west coast D.J. who composed any number of poems that he read to Fred Katz's background music. The result was truly thought provoking in a Zen, Beatnik, wild sort of a way. The fidelity on this album is way down there as it was apparently recorded from an older vinyl pressing. It's still worth it however, even if for waking up at 3:00 and saying, "What Time Is It?"
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By j.r.r. token on March 5, 2015
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I first heard this album (vinyl) when a neighborhood friend it played on his record player more than 40 years ago. It brought back a lot of nostalgic memories because that neighborhood friend died more than 40 years ago. It was enjoyable enough that I have sent copies to my sons to also enjoy. It's like rap with a "mellow" beat.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hal Wheeler on June 16, 2014
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I remember when thoe orginal recording came out. The big ""Hit"" was The Midnight Snack. Even rock 'roll stations played it. I had a cassette of it but it disappeared, so I was glad to find the CD. Ken had one of the GREAT voices in the business. We don't find great voices in broadcasting anymore. In fact they're getting worse.
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