Thanks to LJC’s unique Jazz Time Machine, you can now go back in time and be present at any jazz musical venue or event of your choice in the history of jazz. I am offering free rides to FIVE historical moments or events of your choosing. (This quiz is based loosely on a suggestion by Bob Djukic, which I have
stolen improved on, as holder of a poetic license – with no endorsements)
Popular destinations might include say May 15 1953, to see Bird, Gillespie, Mingus, Powell and Roach at Massey Hall , Toronto. Or may be June 25, 1961, a front row seat (naturally) at the Village Vanguard to see Bill Evans Trio; or April 21 and 22 1961 (double ticket counts as just one choice, free accommodation overnight courtesy of LJC, naturally ) to see Miles Davis and Hank Mobley live at the Blackhawk San Francisco. Or choose Café Bohemia where you will be personally miss-introduced by Pee Wee Marquette unless you give a generous tip (drinks on the house all night, naturally) And as a special treat, an LJC backstage pass will allow you to have a chat with the band, ask any musician of your choice your burning question.
You are not limited to live venues or gigs. LJC has obtained exclusive recording studio access passes that allow admission to Hackensack, Englewood Cliffs, Columbia’s 30th Street NY , Nola’s Penthouse, in fact anywhere you like really, to be present during the recording of your favourite artists and records. Just name your session.
Alternatively you can choose to be present at any jazz-related event. Thanks to the marvel of the LJC Time Machine, you can even alter the course of history, say, by tipping off Art Pepper that he was about to be busted and so evade the Feds and save years in the Penitentiary Big Band; or visit Slugs Saloon in the small hours of February 19, 1972 , jogging Helen More’s arm as she shoots Lee Morgan, and so narrowly missing him ( and thereby wiping millions off collector’s value of his early Blue Notes)
The Time Machine is due to go in for its hundred thousand year service shortly, so you need to make your choices. Post in comments your FIVE events in time you would most like to visit. The intelligent search function built-in to the dashboard will locate the exact time and place if you are not sure. If you have difficulty counting up to five, well, I’m flexible.
The Time Engine is running, LJC will be your chauffeur, ready and waiting, hop in.
When to, Guv’nor?