Video Tour of The Michael Brecker Archive at William Paterson University

Louis Gerrits creator of the site posted a link to a video tour of the Living Jazz Archives at William Paterson University which includes the Michael Brecker Archive on Facebook this morning.   I posted about this great archive in the past here: Michael Brecker Archive Article.

The Michael Brecker part of the video tour starts at 32:32 where Dave Demsey starts showing that part of the archive.  This is so cool to watch!  I would love to spend a few days in this room listening to recordings and taking photos of charts and notebooks with my iPhone!  Here a description of the tour from the Vimeo website:

Bone2pick heads to the venerable William Patterson University and their extraordinary Living Jazz Archives for a look at some of the most prized artifacts in the history of jazz. Curator/Professor David Demsey and Professor Pete McGuinness take us on an insiders look at all things Clark Terry – date books, horns, mutes, original lead sheets, a treasure trove of original Thad Jones scores and recordings and everything from practice notebooks, original board cassette tapes, hand written manuscript, even a high school yearbook from the one and only Michael Brecker. It’s like being a kid in a candy store all over again. Enjoy!

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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 30 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site

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