GOIN’ TO KANSAS CITY WITH THE IAJRC (Sept. 5-7, 2013)

I’ve been a member of the IAJRC for many years — that’s the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors — and it continues to make many good things possible.  In its quarterly journal, I have read fascinating stories, found out about CDs that would become life-enriching experiences, learned a great deal, and met wonderful people.  (Two Bills, as a matter of fact: Coverdale and Gallagher.)  So I think it’s a marvelous association, in the nicest senses of that overused word.  And their focus isn’t purely on ancient shellac, but on keeping jazz thriving.

Every year, the IAJRC creates a “convention”: but this isn’t simply an excuse to hear other people talk at length.  No, there one can meet friends with similar musical interests; hear rare music on disc; see film presentations; listen to live exciting jazz.  And this year it’s being held in Kansas City, Missouri — where visitors can enjoy the Marr Sound Archives, the American Jazz Museum, half-price on the breakfast buffet, a free drink in the lobby lounge every day (such blandishments are not small things).  Here’s the link to the detailed two-page flyer for the convention.  Go ahead, take a look.  I dare you.  And when you come back, your ears full of swinging four-four, you can then (if the neighbors don’t mind), attempt to sound like Big Joe Turner, “Weeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll, I’ve been to Kansas City . . . “

May your happiness increase.

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2 responses to “GOIN’ TO KANSAS CITY WITH THE IAJRC (Sept. 5-7, 2013)

  1. Were you in NOLA for last IAJRCIf so we missed each other.

    RegardsJim Eigo

    From: The Well-Tempered Ear Reply-To: JAZZ LIVES Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013 9:22 AM To: Jim Eigo Subject: [New post] GOIN TO KANSAS CITY WITH THE IAJRC (Sept. 5-7, 2013)

    WordPress.com jazzlives posted: “I’ve been a member of the IAJRC for many years — that’s the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors — and it continues to make many good things possible. In its quarterly journal, I have read fascinating stories, found out about CDs that wo”

  2. I’d just like to caution readers about ordering anything from the IARJC website. If you can’t resist, be sure and request a refund via paypal within three months if your item doesn’t arrive. If you wish to contact them first, be sure to do it through paypal rather than contacting them directly. Hope this helps someone.

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