New: Ted Joans – Jazz Poems

Ted Joans - Jazz PoemsNew from Counter Culture Chronicles:

Ted Joans – Jazz Poems

“Jazz is my religion and surrealism my point of view” was the motto of American poet, artist and trumpeter Ted Joans (1928-2003). The cassette Jazz Poems, published earlier this year by Counter Culture Chronicles, is a re-release, an ‘indispensable reissue’ according to CCC, of a Ted Joans tape released in 1979 on the German S Press label. The cassette contains energetic poetry readings by Joans recorded live at the Kuckucksnest, Schwelm on 3 November 1979. Joans reads, sings, chants and rants selections from his poetry compilations Black Pow-Wow (1969), Afrodisia (1970) and Vergriffen oder Blitzlieb Poems (1979) backed by a band and interacting freely with the German audience. Joans is in full swing. The audience is having a good time. The cassette documents and radiates a high-spirited night out. Kuckucksnest, 3 November 1979 is knocking at your door with a bottle and smoke or two. The positive energy of the cassette is also reflected in four cheerful b/w photos of Ted Joans by beat documentalist Allen DeLoach that accompany this truly indispensable re-release. Order now