Mikhail Horowitz

Blues Of Birth

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Spoken word jazz poetry hasn't seen a heyday since the late 1950s when America went on a beatnik kick for a few years. The gattling gun attack of Allen Ginsberg, Lord Buckley, and others fueled that generation, and Mikhail Horowitz picks up the gauntlet with this disc of his readings, backed by his longtime guitarist Gilles Malkine and a jazz trio. His sermons move from ironic to witty to thought provoking to moving, spoken word jazz at the top of its intellectual game. If you're looking for a challenge and something quite different to listen to, check this one out.

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