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Poetry Readings in the Cellar
Kenneth Rexroth, Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Poetry Readings in the Cellar
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
 
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During the Spring of 1957 a Series of Fascinating Experiments Took Place in San Francisco. The Scene was the Cellar, a Downstairs Nightclub that Used to Be a Chinese Restaurant. The Experiment was an Attempt to Meld the Tw...  more »

      
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All Artists: Kenneth Rexroth, Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Title: Poetry Readings in the Cellar
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fantasy
Release Date: 11/9/2004
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Style: Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 025218771726

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During the Spring of 1957 a Series of Fascinating Experiments Took Place in San Francisco. The Scene was the Cellar, a Downstairs Nightclub that Used to Be a Chinese Restaurant. The Experiment was an Attempt to Meld the Twin Forms of Modern Expression-jazz and Poetry. The Participants were Two San Francisco Poets - Kenneth Rexroth, Widely Known for Some Years as a Translator, Poet, and Commentator on the Social Scene, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a Modern Poet who Operated a Publishing House and a Bookstore - and a Group of Jazz Musicians. The Poets Read their Poetry While the Jazz Band Improvised. The Results were Startling and Exciting. During Each of the Half-dozen Evenings Devoted to the Jazz and Poetry Experiments, the Club was Packed. San Franciscans of Every Stratum of Society Came to Hear What was Obviously a New and Intriguing Artistic Excursion.

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