Posted by Ian Patterson 23/3/2013
Back in the late 1970s, median house prices were around $32k, you could buy a pint for not alot, a Commodore cost around $7k and those enterprising students at Berklee recently created the Real Book to "first and foremost an attempt to reinvent the concept of what a fake book was, to raise the bar for all such books to come." When it made it's way to Australia you could buy it under the counter. When and where did you get your first real book and what changed when you did?
It's finally here! After many years of development it has arrived. The Australian Jazz Real Book. Available in old-school retro physical print as well as new-fangled hipster digital subscription. Over 400 tunes by more than 160 artists, 643 pages and weighing in at 1.843kg. Get yours today!
This is the first half of 'One Week Jam', which is a 15 min documentary about the Melbourne jazz/music scene.