Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Worldwide Jazz News

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Worldwide Jazz News

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New unreleased Louis Armstrong CD on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings - Satchmo at the National Press Club

In April Smithsonian Folkways Recordings released "Satchmo at the National Press Club: Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours." This 1971 (January 29) live engagement in Washington was Armstrong's final official recording, prior to his death on July 6. The event was a concert to celebrate the inauguration of the NPC's new president, Vernon Louviere.

Armstrong is only featured on the first four track, with the remainder of the CD featuring numbers from a group led by trombonist Tyree Glenn, performing a dedication concert to Louis.

For those of you who are computer savvy, there is an 18 page PDF file on the CD that includes the liner notes, photographs and fourteen pages of New Orleans Recipes. The recording is available from www.folkways.si.edu, www.amazon.com and all the usual suspects.

Joe Muranyi

It's with a very heavy heart that we report the sad news that Joe Muranyi, passed away on April 20, 2012, at the age of 84. Joe was Louis Armstrong's final clarinetist and an overall champion of all things Armstrong.

Jazz Puzzles (Vol. 1) by Dan Vernhettes with Bo Lindström

This new book by IAJRC member Dan Vernhettes with Bo Lindström will be published as a limited edition of just 600 copies, and will be available in October 2012 at a cost of 40 euros (+ 10 euros shipping) from www.jazzedit.org. The presentation and research is of the same quality as their previous book on Tommy Ladnier - "Traveling Blues."

The aim of this work is to allow the reader to reconstruct the history of the music that was to be called "jazz" in 1916, not in a linear way, but through portraits of some of the Louisianian originators of the music, including Buddy Bolden, John P. Robichaux, Ernest and Jerome Coycault, Freddie Keppard, Punch Miller and Sidney Béchet. The work is illustrated with photographs, maps and illustrations (some of them rare), and there is also a discography .

This 240 page book will be published by Jazz'Edit and contain around 300 illustrations.

Born to Play: The Ruby Braff Discography and Directory of Performances (Studies in Jazz)

A new book published in April is IAJRC member and Trustee Thomas Hustad's "Born to Play: The Ruby Braff Discography and Directory of Performances." Ruby's uncompromising standards, musical taste, creative imagination and his consummate artistry in creating music make Braff and ideal study. He achieved swiftly what few musicians accomplish in a lifetime by developing a unique and immediately recognizable style. For a reminder of that we need but play any of the more than 150 released recordings on which he appears. These records span a total of 54 years, from 1949 to 2002, a feat almost unmatched in jazz recording. This was five years longer than even Louis Armstrong.

Although prepared in discographical style, capturing information about both commercial recordings and previously undocumented performances, the book serves as a biography of the artist, detailing the path he paved as a performer and featuring personal recollections of his musical career with commentary from other figures. Images over the course of his half century of playing fill out this comprehensive survey of Braff s performing and recording career.

The book has 722 pages and is published by Scarecrow press.

As a special deal, Journal readers can get a discount of 25% off the cover price of $95, just by going to the website https://rowman. …

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