Gil Scott Heron

Spinning on Air

Poetry & Jazz

Sunday, April 13, 2014

There was a particular renaissance back in the 1950s and '60s, bringing together poetry and jazz. Some of those vintage experiments surely laid the groundwork for the poetry slams and rap of today. David Garland presents some classic poetry and jazz recordings, including the voices of Jack Kerouac and Langston Hughes, along with music by Charles Mingus, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, Allyn Ferguson, and others.

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Gig Alerts: Gil Scott-Heron

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Revolutionary bard Gil Scott-Heron is back with a new album, his first in 16 years. Download the haunting track "Where Did the Night Go," then see him tonight at the Blue Note.