The best and rarest of the archival jazz recordings heard on these pages will soon be available for purchase through sites like Amazon, i-tunes, Pandora, etc) from Grammercy Records in partnership with Dave Radlauer.
Forthcoming: Frank Goudie on the West Coast Vol. 1-2
Frisco Jazz Archival Rarities offers unissued historic recordings from live performances, jam sessions and private tapes. Recorded mostly in the Bay Area 1940-75, this is lost sound from a boisterous musical culture that created an independent jazz style of its own.
Frank “Big Boy” Goudie, Bob Mielke, Bill Erickson combo in Stereo Hi-fi Live at Monkey Inn, 1961-62, Vol 1-3
Five hours of music from the legendary Monkey Inn combo of Bill Erickson.
2 CD Package
Forthcoming titles include:
The Complete P.T. Stanton's Stone Age Jazz Band, Concerts 1974-78, Vol 1-3
Culled from hours of concert tapes featuring Earl Scheelar (clarinet) and Bill Bardin (trombone)
Frank "Big Boy" Goudie on the West Coast, 1958-63,
Vol 1-2: Combos, Jazz bands, Jams and Pier 23 Broadcasts
Featuring Bob Mielke, Bill Bardin, Ray Ronnei,
P.T. Stanton, Amos White, Robin Hodes, Byron Berry, Dick Oxtot and Bill
Erickson in sessions from Monkey Inn,Bagatelle, Berkeley Jazz house, Dick Oxtot's home and Pier 23 jams and broadcasts from the San Francisco waterfront.
The Odd Brilliance of PT Stanton, Vol 1-3
Unissued Bearcats Lark's Club, Transcriptions Concerts, Gigs and Jam Sessions, 1955-77
Featuring Bob Mielke, Frank “Big Boy” Goudie, Bill Carter, Bunky Colman, Bill Napier, Pete Allen and Dick Oxtot
There is no evidence that the music to be released on FJAR was produced
using Stan Page's monster Ampex rig, pictured here on loan to Bob
But it's possible because Page was a noted photographer, jazz recordist and audio enthusiast who was a Bearcats fan.
Sadly, Stan Page lost all his tapes, photos, negatives, and presumably his Ampexes in the 1991 Oakland Fire. Mielke collection