Even the most open-minded jazz fans are hard to buy presents for . . . we already have that new CD or we want the obscure Japanese issue of the music instead.
So if you love the music and its players and their relics, or you love someone who does . . . take a look.
This is the eBay site of a British jazz musician who is doing a friend a favor. The items for sale come from the astonishing collection of the jazz scholar Mike Hazeldine and the proceeds are going to Mike’s widow, someone I know and admire.
Much of “banjolouis”‘s material currently available is rare photographs of New Orleans musicians — Alphonse Picou, the Brunies brothers, Willie Humphrey’s autographed flyer for a UK tour, a collection of business cards — and some surprises. I won’t list all of the treats: you might want to look and leap before they are all gone!
I even bought myself a birthday-present-in-advance from Louis . . . !
May your happiness increase.