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Engelbert Wrobel, Frank Roberscheuten, and Chris Hopkins: Jammin' At The IAJRC Connection Hamburg 1999

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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 ...


Engelbert Wrobel/Frank Roberscheuten/Chris Hopkins: At the IAJRC Convention, Hamburg 1999

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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 ...