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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.


                               New and updated pages and content:
  





JAZZ RHYTHM has received the New York Festivals, World's Best Radio Programs & Promotions Finalist Award Winner for Best Writing 2014: Discovering Frank Big Boy Goudie and The Benny Strickler Story.


News item

I'm honored that my 2013 article profiling Frank Goudie in San Francisco has been re-published in French by the Bulletin of the Hot Club of France, 2014.

Founded in 1950 by French jazz critic Hugues Panassie, Bulletin du HCF "La revue du jazz authentic" is one of the longest-lived jazz publications.

Download French.pdf



P.T. Stanton
Exciting new audiotapes, stories and images of this unique and peculiar jazz horn player continue to emerge. 

This page continues to develop, fortified with a new interactive article:
The Odd Brilliance of P.T. Stanton.


New 10.14



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.
   


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.

YBJB - Phil Elwood His legendary broadcasts of 1957/66 celebrating Yerba Buena.
 


Erickson's One 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.

Willie the Master.pdf


NEW AND RECENT:


Berkeley Jazz House Music preserved from the legendary parties and jam sessions from more than a half century ago.

Writing and Essays My carefully crafted essays and recollections.  Not jazz-related.

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!

Interactive article about Erickson.pdf recently published by SF Trad Jazz Foundation

Burp Hollow tapes Exclusive tapes from a famous San Francisco jazz dive.

Bill Napier One of the best jazz revival clarinet players on the West Coast.

Byron Berry rare tapes and photos; new March, 2014

Monkey Inn tapes Newly available tapes continue to emerge from the personal collection of Bob Mielke.

Turk Murphy (New and under construction)

The Radlauer books
(Not Jazz-related: a convenient place for me to offer to enthusiasts of the books about motorsports written by my late parents, Ed and Ruth Radlauer scans of some of their books.)

Bill Dart Remembrance of the drummer for Yerba Buena Jazz Band.

Andre Ekyan French alto sax jazz pioneer, Django associate.

Bunk Johnson Re-discovery of this early New Orleans trumpet player launched the New Orleans revival.

Pier 23 tapes Rare performances of Ray Ronnei, Frank Goudie, Jim Leigh and Bill Erickson.

Vince Cattolica One of San Francisco's best, and best-loved, and most swinging clarinet players.

Washboard Rhythm Kings Skiffle, jazz and hokum sessions from the 1930s.


Expanded, revised or upgraded pages on this site:

Frank Big Boy Goudie Pages updated and overhauled with new items.

Frank Goudie's Paris Reassessing his ubiquity in Paris between the wars.

Goudie's San Francisco Janis Joplin jazz recordings added.

Bill Erickson Ongoing additional archival music and photos.

Casa Loma Orchestra Pioneering swing orchestra.

Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra live Live performances 1938-63.

West Coast Traditional Jazz Recently added BBC documentary.
  

JAZZ RHYTHM / Dave Radlauer
email: Dradjazz@Gmail.com
Phone:  510.848.8323
Berkeley, CA 94705 USA