Into the Groovy #44 - "Poetry and all that Jazz"

@teamfreak16 (41508)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
April 30, 2016 9:41pm CST
Back in the 1990's, when acid jazz was in it's heyday, Japan had a thriving acid jazz scene. Possibly the best acid jazz act to come out of that country is United Future Organization. United Future Organization (Tadashi Yabe, Toshio Matsuura, who is no longer in the band, and Frenchman Raphael Sebbag) formed in 1990. Much like Greyboy and Jestofunk, the trio serve as producers while using live instrumentation. Their 1993 self-titled album, which is very good, contained a little gem called "Poetry and all that Jazz." "Poetry and all that Jazz" is a bit of a gritty acid jazz number, highlighted by a recording of Jack Kerouac reading a spoken word beat poem about a subject of which he had much passion: jazz. What is more groovy than Jack Kerouac reading about jazz over jazz? It's one example of what acid jazz is all about.
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group International Poetry And All That Jazz · U.F.O United Future Organization ? 1993 USM JAPAN, a division of UNIVER...
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@crossbones27 (21403)
• Redlands, California
1 May 16
That is pretty neat. Like a poetry show with jazz music.
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@teamfreak16 (41508)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 May 16
I love it. Of course, I'm an acid jazz fanatic.
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@Ronrybs (7496)
• London, England
1 May 16
Tend to think of Japan as a bit of musical backwater, but maybe they are on the cutting edge of some genres
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@teamfreak16 (41508)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 May 16
Babymetal is kind of cool.
@andriaperry (58938)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 May 16
I always enjoy reading about music through your eyes and ears :) I learn a lot.
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@teamfreak16 (41508)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 May 16
Thank you. Glad to be of service, so to speak.
@JohnRoberts (63249)
• Los Angeles, California
1 May 16
You really got me here. You are one eclectic dude.