Word Jazz creator Ken Nordine has died, at the age of 98.
Nordine (April 13, 1920 – February 16, 2019) had a long career in radio and as a voice-over artist. But he’s best known as the creator of ‘Word Jazz’ – his unique mix of poetry, musique concrète, sound design and jazz.
The original Word Jazz album was released in 1957. He brought Word Jazz to public radio in the 1970s, where it lived for four decades.
Here’s David Deyo‘s video for Nordine’s Infinite O’Clock: