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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).

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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

IAJRC: The Final Chapter

(Report by Russell)

Dealers of rare records congregated at this year's Bix Fest in Wisconsin. A weekend record fayre presented collectors with an amazing opportunity to acquire sought after items, many of them on 78. Shellac, ten and twelve-inch vinyl, cassette tape, new-fangled compact disc format, sheet music, this was a kid-in-a-sweet-shop dream come true!

The International Association of Jazz Record Collectors maintained its usual presence at the event although on this occasion it was tinged with sadness. The voluntary association's long-established magazine - fifty-plus volumes! - is soon to close. The online social media revolution and falling membership numbers has led to the decision to cease publication. IAJRC trustee Sally Fee informed Bebop Spoken Here that one more quarterly edition will be published - a collector's item in itself! - thereafter the association will maintain an online web presence for the foreseeable future.

Some back issues remain available for purchase (email editor@iajrc.org). Photo shows front cover of Vol. 49, No. 4 - Winter 2016 issue featuring Harold Arlen and Fletcher Henderson in Atlantic City, 1929.  

Your correspondent chatted to Rivermont Records' Bryan Wright about his current activities. He's a busy man running a record label, recording, issuing and promoting top quality twenty-first century 78 format recordings. A copy (no. 000316 of 500) of Andy Schumm and His Flatland Gang (recorded Racine, Wisconsin, March 12, 2011) selling for a bargain $15 made its way back to Tyneside.      

Russell. 

1 comment :

Patti said...

My Mike used to be a member of the IAJRC - and his Classic Jazz Band played at the association's first UK meeting in Manchester in 2011. It's good that at least it will continue to have an online presence .....

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