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The 2019 Keep Independence Alive Fundraiser

Welcome to the 2019 Jazz Con Class Radio fundraiser, “Keep Independence Alive.” The sole purpose of this year’s fundraiser is exactly the same as the previous ones I created before, to continue broadcasting Jazz Con Class Radio without any advertising at all! This year’s campaign will run from the beginning of April and end on the last day of the year. It can as well end anytime and immediately if the the goal is met beforehand. Yes, once the goal is reached, the fundraiser will be done! Hopefully the amount I’m shooting for this year will not change for upcoming years. The broadcasting fees (Copyrights fees) have increased this year but in a positive manner because its due to added interest of the Jazz Con Class Radio broadcast. Yes, the word is spreading and the listenership has increased about 20% from last years totals. I have received many emails from worldwide listeners expressing their appreciation towards the type of Jazz that plays on the station, especially the variety of rare Jazz tunes that they apparently never heard of, I guess because of the limited time they were allowed on commercial based stations. Most interestingly they all specifically point out and praise the freedom of commercialism, they love that aspect of Jazz Con Class Radio. This seems to be very important as you all……Learn More

I thought I had covered all the Cafe Bohemia recordings but fortunately I was wrong. Yes, I have recently discovered another recording from this famous Jazz spot in New York City and I feel obligated to pass it along to all the readers/listeners of Jazz Con Class Radio. The name of this Jay Jay Johnson recording is “Live At Café Bohemia 1957.” Take a look at this “monster” quintet comprised of 5 incredible young musicians that helped Jazz endure and innovate further on throughout the 60’s and beyond! This is a must-have recording that all Jazz collectors should have, get it and Enjoy it!

More here (Freshsounds):

“The J.J. Johnson Quintet is heard live during a 1957 broadcast that originated from the Cafe Bohemia in New York City. Having just ended his musical partnership with fellow trombonist Kai Winding, Johnson was now leading an exciting new group with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Wilbur Little, drummer Elvin Jones, and the tragically short-lived tenor saxophonist and flutist Bobby Jaspar. Johnson devours the rapid-fire opener, “Bernie’s Tune,” then Jaspar is added for his original “In a Little Provincial Town,” which features his lyrical flute and some fine muted trombone by the leader. Jaspar is heard on tenor during….More Here

This tune is from the album, ENJOY!

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