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 master tapes.
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.
Burp Hollow tapes New audio, photos and content have been posted in anticipation of a forthcoming article and CD release of musical rarities from this legendary club.
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.
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.
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.
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!