Can get enough GJ - or tired of listening to your 1000+ tune GJ iPOD collection?
I discovered a 100% GJ radio station on "Live365" - an internet radio station (see http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/director ... 43&I1.y=13
). The station is called "Hot Club Radio" and it is broadcast from Duisburg, Germany 7 x 24.
With advertisements, this is free on normal computers and about $70 a year for the VIP version with no advertisements and improved sound quality. The VIP version can also play on mobile devices (Blackberry, iPhone, etc.). I popped for the VIP version and find it to be a terrific adjunct to my own vast GJ file collection. The station includes a lot of players that I have not yet heard of - and also many variations of GJ that border on other genres (e.g., bluegrass and funk GJ). Of course, the master gets his due share of playing time as well along with all the other regulars that we know and love.
For a totally immersive GJ experience, I plug my Blackberry Curve (with unlimited data) into my car iPOD adapter on long commutes.
Caution: this station will drive your wife, girlfriends, and pets crazy - so only play in private or with other Hotheads :-)
I'm always interested in jamming with experienced jazz and gypsy jazz players in the San Francisco - San Jose area. Drop me a line. Bass players welcome!