“Son Of Word Jazz” by Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - album review

TJR says

Not a patch on last years “Word Jazz” LP, mainly due to a few strugglers like “Outer Space”, “Secretary” and “Bubble Gum” being on-board. That said, there’s much to love on the 4th LP from the velvety-voiced dreamer. The second side is definitely the stronger, with great tracks such as “I Used To Think My Right Hand Was Uglier Than My Left”, where I’m pleased to discover that our narrator now views both of his hands as being equally beautiful. “Lemming” is completely fantastic, featuring Ken playing the part of a distracted, disconnected wanderer in amongst the city bustle – he’s truly gifted with his vivid imagination. The album highlight, the closing track “Junk Man”, showcases the man as a deeply talented poet, a talent which is often overlooked as his surrealist sketches tend to grab all the attention. Great artist, and one of the good guys.

The Jukebox Rebel
02-Mar-2012

A1 [01:59] 7.2.png Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - The Smith Family (Ken Nordine, Fred Katz) Storytelling
A2 [02:43] 7.7.png Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - Miss Cone (Ken Nordine, Fred Katz) Storytelling
A3 [03:37] 3.3.png Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - Outer Space (Ken Nordine) Sketch / Skit
A4 [03:12] 6.6.png Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - Down The Drain (Ken Nordine, Fred Katz) Avant-Garde
A5 [03:01] 4.2.png Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - Secretary (Ken Nordine) Sketch / Skit
A6 [02:36] 4.7.png Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - Bubble Gum (Ken Nordine, Fred Katz) Avant-Garde
B1 [02:21] 7.6.png Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - Looking At Numbers (Ken Nordine, Fred Katz) Avant-Garde
B2 [02:20] 6.6.png Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - Anytime, Anytime (Ken Nordine, Fred Katz) Sketch / Skit
B3 [02:15] 7.6.png Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - I Used To Think My Right Hand Was Uglier Than My Left (Ken Nordine, Fred Katz) Jazz
B4 [02:18] 8.1.png Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - Lemming (Ken Nordine, Fred Katz) Avant-Garde
B5 [02:50] 5.4.png Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - The Bullfighter (Ken Nordine, Fred Katz) Avant-Garde
B6 [04:35] 8.7.png Ken Nordine and The Fred Katz Group - Junk Man (Ken Nordine, Fred Katz) Poetry




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