Fred Astaire does Word Jazz
by Josh Kimball
Whether it’s something I should be embarrassed about or not, I think Word Jazz – a hallucinogenic mashup of a musico-poetical genre pioneered by Ken Nordine and practiced from the ’50s all the way up to the 2000s – basically rules.
To wit, Yellow:
So when I ran across this video of Fred Astaire and Barrie Chase doing interpretive dance to Nordine’s Word Jazz, my head exploded.