Creation in situ .
This is the beauty of Jazz. As if from a dream, a multinational collection of musicians gather on the neutral ground of an international convention and are asked, on short notice to prepare and play a program. This particular group of musicians was to first meet on the bandstand. During a 15 minute Götterdammerung, they decide on a program and arrangements and then proceed to swing like they have known each other forever. This is exactly what took place at the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors convention held in Hamburg Germany in 1999. Reedists Engelbert ...read more
Sabine and Hans Nagel Heyer hosted the 1999 convention of the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors. IAJRC is an organization of like-minded individuals from several countries who not only collect jazz albums, but who are interested in jazz discography, labels and other recorded jazz matters. Live performances are a traditional part of each year's get together. Here the music is provided by excellent jazz men playing as group for time and without benefit of rehearsal, but one hardly notices The musical agenda is made up mainly of tunes favored by those who have at least one or two legs ...read more