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, inside stories, that define the origin, growth and worldwide spread of jazz music: America's most original contribution to world culture.
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 significantly enrich our understanding of early jazz before 1960. Newly available programs and pages are thoroughly researched, offering rich online resources for exploration and interaction.
The broadcast programs are underpinned and expanded by these pages, onnline archives and unique online resources for further exploration.
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.
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.
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 in parallel with a forthcoming article on the legendary cornet player.
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.
Bill Erickson'sOne Man Band discs 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.)
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.)
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!