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We have our own record label! Our sound engineers release collections of rare and sometimes never-before-released Australian jazz under the AJAZZ label (formerly the VJAZZ label). Click <HERE> to download a copy of our catalogue.

011 JazzArt Collection Volume 1 – The Traditionalists 1 – 1949/1953 VJAZZ 011 – JAZ 453

Melbourne’s music store owner Bob Clemens established his own record label, Jazzart, in 1948 and, over 4 years, issued a large selection of Australian Dixieland (or traditional jazz) and progressive (or modern) jazz. This CD contains 24 tracks of traditional jazz from the bands of Len Barnard, the Southern Jazz Group and Lazy Ade Monsbourgh.

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1. Moose March
2.  Big Fat Ma And Skinny Pa
3.  Texas Moaner
4.  Wait Till You See My Baby Do The Charleston
5.  Lord Let Me In The Lifeboat
6.  Mr Jelly Lord
7.  New Orleans Hop Scop Blues
8.  Stomp Off Let’s Go
9.  1919 March
10.  Snag It
11.  King Of The Zulus
12.  Brown Skin Mama
13.  It’s Tight Jim
14.  Original Georgia Grind
15.  Working Man’s Blues
16.  Cushion Foot Stomp
17.  Ory’s Creole Trombone
18.  Clarinet Marmalade
19.  Dixie Jazzband One Step
20.  That Mesmerising Rag
21.  Passion Rag
22.  Race Day Rag
23.  Stomp It Around
24.  Tell The Boys You Saw Me

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012 JazzArt Collection Volume 2 – The Traditionalists 2 – 1948/1950 (2 CD Set) VJAZZ 012 – JAZ 454

This double-CD, the second of the traditional or Dixieland bands issued on the Jazzart label, features the bands of Cy Watts and his Jazzmen, and Frank Johnson’s Fabulous Dixielanders with the original members of this most popular band. Tunes include St Louis Blues, Oh by Jingo, Tiger Rag, and Memphis Blues.

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Disc 1 Cy Watts
1. Jazz Me Blues
2.  Miss Annabelle Lee
3.  Muskrat Ramble
4.  Gaslight Jazz
5.  St Louis Blues
6.  Fidgety Feet
7.  Royal Garden Blues
8.  Mississippi Mud
9.  Twelfth Street Rag
10.  Ballin’ The Jack
11.  Riverboat Shuffle
12.  Jackass Blues
13.  Thanks For The Buggy Ride
14.  In The Sudan
15.  Oh By Jingo
16.  Sorry
17.  Irish Black Bottom
18.  Dippermouth Blues
Disc 2 Frank Johnson
1.  Sensation Rag
2.  I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
3.  Big Chief Battle Axe
4.  Come Back Sweet Papa
5.  Alexanders Rag Time Band
6.  You Can’t Stop Me From Dreaming
7.  Tiger Rag
8.  Worn Out Blues
9.  Get Out Of Here, Go On Home
10.  Memphis Blues
11.  Indiana
12.  Is It True What They Say About Dixie

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013 JazzArt Collection Volume 3 – The Progressives 1 – (1948/1949) (Birth of the Cool!) VJAZZ 013 – JAZ 463

This CD features the “progressives” or modernist jazz players of the period which were released on the Jazzart label. It represents the beginning of the cool. Bands featured are Jack Brokensha, Ron Gowans, Errol Buddle and Three Beeps no Beep. Tunes include Sweeet Lorraine, I Can’t Get Started, Nurseree Bop and Hey Chic.

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1. Sweet Lorraine
2.  Buddie’s Be Bop Boogie
3.  Waltzing Matilda
4.  Serenade To A Bad Tempered Clavier
5.  Esquire Bounce
6.  Maternity
7.  I Can’t Get Started
8.  Sleepy Lagoon
9.  Symphony Sid
10.  Talk Of The Town
11.  Tea For Two
12.  September Song
13.  Slow Boogie
14.  Boogie Blues
15.  Nurseree Bop
16.  Ool Ya Koo
17.  Hey Chic
18.  Choo Choo Boogie

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014 JazzArt Collection Volume 4 – The Progressives 2 – (1949/1951) (Birth of the Cool!) VJAZZ 014 – JAZ 464

This CD features more of the “progressives” or modernist jazz players of the period which were released on the Jazzart label. Bands featured are Don Harper, Don Banks, Rex Stewart, Ron Loughhead, and Bruce Clarke. Tunes include Stompy Jones, Five O’clock Mood, Body and Soul, Cherokee, and Blue Moon.

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1. Japanese Sandman
2.  Fiesta
3.  Stompy Jones
4.  Five O’clock Mood
5.  Three Little Words
6.  Body And Soul
7.  What Is This Thing Called Love
8.  I’ve Found A New Baby
9.  I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
10.  Cherokee
11.  Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man
12.  Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
13.  Apple Honey
14.  Blue Moon
15.  Blue Moon
16.  Dance Of The Kordies
17.  How I Love Offbeats
18.  Saint Louis Blues

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015 JazzArt Collection Volume 5 – The Progressives 3 – (1949/1952) (Birth of the Cool!) VJAZZ 015 – JAZ 465

This CD features more of the “progressives” or modernist jazz players of the period which were released on the Jazzart label. The Band featured is Splinter Reeves (b.1924, d.1987). Among his band members were Ted Preston, Lin Challen, Bruce Clarke Charlie Blott, Jack Williams and Ken Lester and vocalist June Carey.

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1. The Good Earth
2.  1-2-3-4 Jump
3.  All The Things You Are
4.  Lemon Drop
5.  I’m In The Mood For Love
6.  Be Bop Spoken Here
7.  Eulogising
8.  I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
9.  Stars Fell On Alabama
10.  How High The Moon
11.  Stompin’ At The Savoy
12.  More Than You Know
13.  The Man I Love
14.  Of Paramount Importance
15.  Rosetta
16.  Body And Soul
17.  If I Had You
18.  Sweet Georgia Brown

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016 Frank Traynor’s Jazz Preachers – Trombone Frankie Volume 2 : The Roseleaf Sessions Out-takes VJAZZ 016 – TRA 466

This CD contains the unissued recordings of outstanding trombonist and bandleader Frank Traynor which were recorded for a Roseleaf LP release in 1977, plus 3 unissued tracks by W&G. Frank’s Dixieland band play Basin Street Blues, Fidgety Feet, Blue Turning Grey, Sweet Georgia Brown, and others.

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1. Darktown Strutter’s Ball
2.  Basin Street Blues
3.  Sweet Patootie
4.  Savoy Blues
5.  Georgia Grind
6.  Christopher Columbus
7.  Dippermouth Blues
8.  Fidgety Feet
9.  Baltimore
10.  Russian Lullaby
11.  Blue Turning Grey Over You
12.  Sweet Georgia Brown
13.  Hold It And Shake It
14.  Mrs Robinson
15.  Coney Island Washboard

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017 Graeme Bell’s All Stars – Robert Blackwood Hall Concert – Melbourne 1978 VJAZZ 017 – BEL 490

Recorded at a lunchtime concert in Melbourne University’s Robert Blackwood Hall, this great example of Dixieland jazz is presented in Hi Fidelity stereo. Numbers include Bourbon Street Parade, Pineapple Rag, Memphis Blues, Doctor Jazz, Just a Gigolo, Caravan and When the Saints Come Marching In.

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1. Bourbon Street Parade
2.  South
3.  Nobody Knows You When Your Down & Out
4.  Pineapple Rag
5.  Malloney’s Boogie
6.  Float Me Down The River
7.  Doctor Jazz
8.  Memphis Blues
9.  Undecided
10.  Just A Gigolo
11.  Ole Man Mose
12.  Saint James Infirmary
13.  Caravan
14.  When The Saints Come Marching In & Medley

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018 Jack Varney Quintette – Melbourne 1970 VJAZZ 018 – VAR 498

When Jack Varney (on vibraphone) formed this quintette with Len Barnard, Fred Parker, Tony Gould and Derek Capewell in 1970 it sounded like Australia’s answer to the Benny Goodman small groups. Originally released on LP as Sweet and Hot it features Sugar, Deep Purple, I’ve Found a New Baby, Poor Butterfly and others.

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1. I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling
2.  Sugar
3.  Deep Purple
4.  I’ve Found A New Baby
5.  Time On My Hands
6.  Fine And Dandy
7.  Melancholy Baby
8.  Get Happy
9.  Poor Butterfly
10.  Doin’ The New Lowdown
11.  Once In A While
12.  China Boy

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019 Rare Acetates from the Forties : The Best of The Elmar/Zenith Recordings – 1947/1949 VJAZZ 019 – RCJ 502

The Elmer and the Zenith record labels were the creation of Ross Fusedale and Norm Linehan respectively but the production of discs scarcely got going. This CD features the recordings that were intended to be released but largely never were. Bands include Warwick Dyer, the Yarra City Stompers, Keith Hounslow, the Illawarra Jazz Gang and others.

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1. Weary Blues
2. Wet Coat Blues
3. Save It Pretty Mama
4. That’s a Plenty
5. Get It Right
6. Ice Cream
7. Buddy Bolden Blues
8. I Wish I Were Twins
9. Fidgety Feet
10. Sunday
11. Storyville Blues
12. Struttin’ With Some Barbecue
13. Song Of The Islands
14. Once In A While
15. Memphis Blues
16. Canal Street Blues
17. Doctor Jazz
18. Darktown Strutters Ball
19. Careless Love
20. Canal Street Blues
21. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
22. We Shall Walk Thru The Streets of The City
23. Old Fashioned Love

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020 The Pianists (2 CD Set) VJAZZ 020 – RCJ 508

On August 7 and 8, 1993, fourteen of Melbourne’s top jazz pianists got together for a marathon recording session as a fund-raising event for the Jazz Musicians’ Benefit Fund. This double-CD, containing 40 tracks, represents a permanent tribute to these outstanding performers. Tunes include I Want a Girl, Pennies from Heaven, Sugar Blues, and Manhattan.

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Disc 1
1. I Want A Little Girl
2. My Fate Is In Your Hands
3. Blue Monk
4. Lotus Blossom
5. Pennies From Heaven
6. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
7. New Orleans
8. Petite Fleur
9. Old Fashioned Love
10. Lover Man
11. You Took Advantage Of Me
12. I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan
13. Baggin’ The Boogie
14. Nuages
15. Teach Me Tonight
16. Come Rain Or Come Shine
17. Stompin’ At The Savoy
18. Sugar Blues
19. Enough’s Enough
20. Lucky To Be Me
Disc 2
1. Fickle Fay Creep
2. St James Infirmary
3. Let’s Do It
4. If I Could Be With You
5. Two Deuces
6. Yama Yama Man
7. Sweet Savannah Sue
8. Jitterbug Waltz
9. ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Business
10. Embraceable You
11. Somebody Loves You
12. I’ve Got The World On A String
13. I’ve Got The World On A String
14. We’ll Be Together Again
15. A Time For Love
16. Manhattan
17. One More Boogie
18. One Sweet Letter From You
19. Pete Johnson’s Boogie
20. Where Or When

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