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Here is father Norman J O'Connor I'd like to tell you about a series of jazz programs that were all put together abroad and therefore we call it international jazz. It's a very delightful thing and I have been listening to jazz for a long time and of course my heart and spirit and everything else go with the American forms because we know it so well and we have certain pride about the fact that Jazz started here and it continues here and all the rest of it. But we also are aware of the fact that abroad in this means countries all around the world are awfully intrigued by American jazz forms and they have young musicians who are striving to identify in some fashion or another with the spirit that has made Jazz such a internationally well-known commodity so. What we've done is listen to pick from broadcasting materials that were taken from 12 various countries some in Europe some in South Africa and some of course from Australia New Zealand and we think that we have picked dying subject to criticism on that but
we feel that we've picked some materials that are quite representative very very stimulating to hear and very informative because it gives you a chance to kind of relate in grade to what you hear from abroad with what you're familiar with here in the States. And it makes a very attractive series of programs. There is material from Switzerland. And those of you who are familiar with jazz know that the Montreaux festival there has produced some wonderful things in the last few years. There's also material that comes out of Canada and in that group there's a young man who is very well-known with the Fifth Dimension His name is Don Clark and a drummer and he sits in with a small group under the direction of Don Thompson. He has some very melodic and very lyrical things that are extremely attractive. And then from all places you get a town or country like New Zealand and if you know anything about New Zealand you know that not much happens there other than just living. And there are two Dixieland groups both of both tracks and both of them that we have included and you're what they call traditional jazz. And it could be a group that would come right out of the hot streets of New Orleans and Bourbon Street the
rest of it. There is a group that comes out of South Africa that's actually a French boy from Paris who had been living in Africa for some 10 years and he does a tune of Dizzy Gillespie. That's a classic thing and does it extraordinarily well the famous con LMA. There's even an old American tune called on Broadway which you may recall from other days in other circumstances. It's done by a group that has a young man who lived out in the brush country of Africa has heard an awful lot of the African rhythms about which everybody seems to be talking most of the time and he's incorporated this into some of the most sophisticated sounds that I think you're going to hear in a long time and then you go to to Yugoslavian to a band that's taken from as a grab Radio and Television Authority and they has a get have as a guest star farmer whom I think a lot of you would know in our farmers a brilliant trombone is brilliant to harness and trumpet player and it is he who sets against this rich setting of a. Most Unusual styled arrangement and then plays marvelous jazz horn and
here it is coming from Yugoslavia. You can go to Germany and there's a name that a lot of you may recall because of the numbers of things that he's recorded over the years and is the band under the direction according to Hogg and he does two things which we use. There's also a group that includes the name of Albert mangles Dar which is a familiar name to those of you who have been following the Jazz travels and last few cures because Albert has worked here in the states he's a peer of the Newport at the Monterey Festival things like that so there are 12 of them in the 12 countries contributing material which I think you can be very proud of and certainly I am proud to just to hear them and to know them and appreciate what young people are doing in the jazz community throughout the world. It's very stimulating and I think each program as you know is only a half hour and yet they give it a substantial taste of what the jazz world is all about in our time. And it's one that's really to be. To be applauded. And one that I think that you enjoy and just to give you a feeling of what some of them are doing will
play the Art Farm a farmer recording which has a big band taken from Yugoslavia. We'll also do a little bit of the kind LMA so that you get a feeling of what this young French piano player a refugee from Paris and South Africa is doing will even give you a little bit of a taste of Dixie then from New Zealand and you'll be surprised at how effective it will make your feet tapping even though their sophisticated feed and then possibly we can get in a little bit of what Don Thompson is doing out of Canada. But it's it's all material that says that you like and I'm sure the audiences that you're going to be playing in for would thoroughly enjoy it.
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