Jazz fans: free copy of "What is Jazz?"
Over the past 2 years, I've enjoyed writing and reading posts about jazz, and have particularly enjoyed sharing information about jazz to newer listeners. One of the recordings that I used in a jazz appreciation course I once taught was a recording called "What is Jazz?", done by Leonard Bernstein in 1955 for the TV series "Omnibus". The recording explaiins the role of the blues and the popular song, rhythm, jazz chords and notes, syncopation, improvisation, etc., and features jazz musicians Louis Armstrong, Buck Clayton, Miles Davis, and others.
The copy of the recording I have is an out-of-print mono Columbia LP, and while it has some surface noise, it is in good listening condition. I am currently in the process of making some CD copies for a few Audiogon members, and was wondering if others -- particularly newer jazz listeners -- would like to have a copy.
If you would like to have a free copy of "What is Jazz?" (you could reimburse me for postage if you have a strong desire to share the expense), please drop me a personal E-mail with your mailing address. I will get copies made and mailed in the next 7-10 days.
Best regards to all,