Seymour Wyse
May 19, 2018
  Returning to the extraordinary trove of tapes of Allen now in the archives at Stanford University, here’s a recently-discovered gem – Allen, in 1979, at Leicester University, in England, in conversation with the figure who turned on the young  Jack Kerouac to[…]
Charlie Parker’s Birthday
August 29, 2017
WKCR and the irrepressible Phil Schaap are the essential custodians of the great “Yardbird” Charlie Parker.   Tune into their Charlie Parker Birthday Broadcast today (August 29) – A few of our  past birthday-postings- here , here and here. A few scattered videos to celebrate! From last year’s (2016): New York City Charlie[…]
Robert Creeley – 2
February 7, 2017
AG: Where were we? Oh Creeley? So Creeley.  (Robert) Creeley.[…]
Charlie Parker’s Birthday
August 29, 2016
Charlie Parker‘s birthday today. We salute, as before, on The Allen Ginsberg Project, “the creator of the cool sound, the most modern of all horn men…” Bird-fanciers (ornithologists) have plenty to be grateful for this year with the release this past month of Unheard Bird – The Unissued Takes, a new double-CD,[…]
Sam Charters – Jack Kerouac’s Jazz – 3 (Monk, Dizzy and Bird)
August 31, 2014
part 3 – Monk, Dizzy and Bird  Sam Charters: I thought I would talk about the three black performers that Jack talks about so specifically – Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. Thelonious Monk, was one of the most challenging of the three and played with them. Thelonious, unlike the[…]
Sam Charters – Jack Kerouac’s Jazz 2 – Jack and Jazz
August 30, 2014
Following on from yesterday’s introductory note. Here’s transcription of Sam Charters’ lively talk at the 1982 Naropa Kerouac Conference –  on Kerouac and jazz (“Jack and Jazz”) – Mr Charters, it should be noted, is not responsible for the illustrations and the various, sometime[…]
Sam Charters – Jack Kerouac’s Jazz – 1 – (Intro)
August 29, 2014
This weekend – jazz weekend, we’ll present legendary jazz scholar, Sam Charters  (in a talk given on July 26, 1982 at The Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary On The Road Conference) –  “Jack’s Jazz’  Today, just a few brief moments from his opening remarks.[…]
Jazz and the Beat Generation
August 28, 2014
Jazz and the Beat Generation – from On The Road –  “They ate voraciously as Dean , sandwich in hand, stood bowed and jumping before the big phonograph, listening to a wild bop record I had just bought called “The Hunt,” with Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray blowing their tops before[…]
Charlie Parker’s Birthday
August 29, 2012
Bird’s birthday today. The Allen Ginsberg Project salutes Charlie Parker, bebop maestro, with this fine BBC documentary. Check out also this excellent  […]
Charlie Parker’s Birthday
August 29, 2011
Charlie Parker (1920-1955)  August 29, it’s Charlie Parker‘s birthday. We continue our jazz salutes. Steve Silberman: Yeah, and that poem (Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues) ) was very much influenced by Charlie Parker who you knew, or saw. Allen Ginsberg: I saw him a number of times, yeah.[…]