Kerouac and Jazz. Jim Burns, Jack Kerouac.
Kerouac and Jazz
Kerouac and Jazz

Kerouac and Jazz

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 2020. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. "Jack Kerouac loved jazz music all his life. He wrote eagerly of the form and of Charlie Parker and his forays into bop. Kerouac was so knowledgeable about big band music as well and he worked Charlie Parker, Slim Galliard, George Shearing and many others into his novels and onto his album recordings." (front flap) A rich, informative essay by Jim Burns, the venerable British writer, that delves into a key aspect of the life & work of Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation & a foundational (if somewhat unwitting) inspiration for the countercultural explosion that followed. Kerouac received much of his own inspiration from his witnessing of innovative now-classic jazz, especially the breakthrough bebop of Charlie Parker & Co. With footnotes. As noted after the essay, it first was published in issue No. 23 of the UK literary journal Palantir (also edited by Burns) during 1983. This version is one of 150 numbered copies, this is copy No. 62/150. Another beautiful production issued as Number 68 in the Beat Scene Press Chapbook Series published by Kevin Ring in the UK. As we Third Minds know, Ring's Beat Scene magazine is an ongoing & indispensable resource, & many issues (as well as other numbers in the Chapbook Series) are available from us. Brand new as of this writing, in as new condition inside & out. As new. [Item #3518]

Price: $35.00