Jim (& others interested in spoken word + jazz), No one should ever forget Jack Keroack (this morning the spelling neurons aren't firing consistently). I have a CD of him reading with backing from Steve Allen, Zoot Sims, & Al Cohn. For Jim Johnson, I'm just a (local) phone call away.... Actually, many of the Beats performed their writing to jazz, and there are quite a few old lps out there documenting this.
Joe Moudry Lister Hill Library Univ. of Alabama @ Birmingham LHL0032@UABDPO.DPO.UAB.EDU /|\