JAZZ RHYTHM: Jumping Swing, Classic Blues and Hot Jazz: Old and New
JAZZ RHYTHM explores the lore, culture and personalities of early jazz bringing you the colorful characters and inside stories, that define the origin, growth and worldwide spread of jazz music: America's most original art form.
After three decades, I’ve renewed and expanded my mission offering content advancing our understanding and enjoyment of early Jazz, Swing and Blues. The pages and programs contain a great deal of rare archival music, interviews, primary sources, and articles from collaborators worldwide.
JAZZ RHYTHM aims to enrich our understanding of early jazz. Programs, interactive articles, music archives and pages are deeply researched offering rich online resources for your exploration and delight.
A new page featuring unissued rarities from the 1950s starting with a restoration of the ill-fated Empirical LP from stunning stereo master tapes.
Meet the star of their early sessions, clarinet player Bunky Colman.
An update to trumpet player Ted Butterman's page features newly available recordings of the fine Old McHenry's Novelty Orchestra at Village Tavern in 1980. Butterman is featured with Miles Zimmerman (clarinet), Harry Graves (trombone), Mike Walbridge (tuba) and Mike Schwimmer (washboard).
Great thanks for Joe Spencer for transcribing this exceptionally rare document.
Brett Runkle tribute page forthcoming.
Frisco Jazz Archival Rarities The best and rarest of
the archival jazz recordings heard on this site will soon be available
for purchase on CD or via download (Amazon, i-tunes, Pandora, etc) from
Grammercy Records in partnership with Dave Radlauer.
South Frisco Jazz Band
The classic two-cornet South Frisco appeared at festivals and concerts,c. 1979-95.
page offers recordings presented in cooperation with
former members, their followers and enthusiasts. A growing archive
presents exceptional performances selected from concert tapes, rare and
unpublished or out-of-print sources.
JAZZ RHYTHM EXCLUSIVE:
The Janis Joplin Jazz tapes. Joplin was taped in 1963 & 1965 with Dick Oxtot jazz bands in the San Francisco area. A raw young talent, she had an unmistakable feeling for
the blues. Fresh transfers of archival tapes restore missing jazz horn solos.
New audio, photos and content have been posted in anticipation of a forthcoming article and CD release of musical rarities from this legendary club.
Explore the life of North Beach Babylon and meet a true Frisco character: owner-operator former mafioso Millio Militti.
Hosted by a
shady operator the best of Frisco Jazz was served up with a dubious
cocktail at a crowded little gingham-topped table at the infamous Burp Hollow.
P.T. Stanton Exciting new audiotapes, stories, recollections and images of this unique and peculiar
jazz horn player continue to emerge. This page is fortified with new photos and an interactive article: The Odd Brilliance of P.T. Stanton.
Now in two parts: P.T. Stanton 1950s-60s: Early years, Lark's Club, Frank Goudie, and recollecitons from Barbara Dane, Bill Bardin, Richard Hadlock and Dave Greer.
P.T. Stanton 1970s: Featuring P.T. Stanton Night, Stone Age Jazz Band and recollections by Bob Mielke, Pete Allen, Barbara Dane, Robin Hodes.
Dick Oxtot was at the center of San Francisco Bay Area revival jazz: from his junior apprenticeship with Yerba Buena Jazz Band to the Swingin’ A’s baseball band, or leading his Golden Age Jazz Band for three decades. Thanks to Darylene Oxtot, rare photos, music and clippings from Dick's personal archives offer fresh views of his life in jazz.
The Bagatelle Newly available historic recordings from this San Francisco jazz joint feature Oxtot's hot little bands of 1958-59 with Ted Butterman (cornet), Bunky Coleman and Frank Goudie (clarinets) and Bill Bardin (trombone) among others.
Also featured are the 1958 Clem Raymond sessions recorded in part at The Bagatelle.
The Lark's Club Audio and visual updates provide an ongoing survey of Bob Mielke's Bearcats first and best regular gig in Berkeley.
New and exclusive!
Yerba Buena Jazz Band A reassessment of the West Coast Traditional Jazz rebellion of the Forties is accompanied by fresh transfers of unissued live performance discs.
Erickson'sOne Man Band discs are newly posted. Among the more successful of their kind, they're tight and polished with some delightful Bixian trumpet
solos and overdubbed horn-section passages. This is excellent
arranging that is both a tongue-in-cheek
send-up, and affectionate tribute to the popular music of an earlier
generation. Formidable musicianship.
Earl Scheelar Outstanding classic jazz cornet and clarinet player; exclusive audio content.
Pier 23 tapes - Exciting new transcription of a live KOFY broadcast from Pier 23 (c. 1959). Featuring Erickson (trumpet), Frank Goudie (clarinet), Bob Mielke (trombone), and vocals by pianist Burt Bales and banjo player, Dick Oxtot. Extremely rare!