Arsenio Orteza

Arsenio reviews music for WORLD Magazine. Follow Arsenio on Twitter @ArsenioOrteza.

New releases

Music
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 4/11/19, 03:22 pm

High Hopes

Here’s the Steeple

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New releases

Music
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 3/28/19, 02:13 pm

Songs From Robin Hood Lane

Alex Chilton

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Ken Nordine Jr.

Words with jazz

Music | Ken Nordine spoke to “that muscle in the mind”
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 3/19/19, 01:08 pm

Ken Nordine, the possessor of one of the greatest speaking voices ever committed to tape, died in February. He was 98.  

Nordine first went public in the late 1950s and early 1960s with a series of spoken-word recordings for Dot Records. The titles of three of them—Word JazzSon of Word Jazz, and Word Jazz Vol. II—minted the catchphrase with which he would henceforth be identified.

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