Welcome to Jim's Garage,
dedicated to jazz, and all good music
Precisely what? Well, there ain't no precisely, but Jim & I grew up listening to a huge variety of sounds and vibes. It was usually guitar-centric... John McLaughlin was a major figure, as was Jaco, Weather Report, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Larry Coryell, Paco de Lucia, and the list goes on... Music like this does something to you. It excites, and it inspires. This site is dedicated to sharing a little of that love with whoever is interested. Jazz remains a minority music, and many of the greats who have created, and continue to create, this music remain unnoticed by vast numbers of people. And yet, what beauty, and what joy, these musicians have created! They inspired us to be musicians, too. (Well, so did Bert Weedon.) Have a look around and see what's going on in the world of amazing and incredible improvisational music. It's a gas! Martin C.
Stop the Press! New album by MACHRIJAM..........
Yes, at long last, or at least since 2015 when the debut album came out, there is new music to hear from your resident jazz musician.... Twelve tracks borne of love and dedication to the sounds I grew up with since the early seventies.... but, for all that, completely original and unique. Entitled.....
check it out below....
In order of appearance: clickable...
Machrijazz, new original CD, 2019
YES, live in Tokyo, 2019
Pat Martino Trio, Sept 29, 2018, Tokyo
Paris Jazz Gigs, August 2018
Tetsuo Sakurai's JACO tribute gig, Sept 21 2017
Eric Clapton, Live at Budokan
John Tropea Band at the Blue Note Tokyo, 2016
JMcL & 4D at BlueNoteTokyo 2015, pics
Mike Stern Band, Tokyo 2015
John Scofield Band, Tokyo 2015
Meeting John McLaughlin, Tokyo 2014
John McLaughlin & 4th D, Tokyo 2014
Tribute to Jim Hall, Tokyo 2014
Wayne Shorter concert, Tokyo 2013
John McLaughlin Interview, 1988
Pat Metheny album Review
DownBeat Article about McLaughlin & Santana
Original Jazz Photos
'Zamfir', from Belo Horizonte
Dukes of September concert, Yokohama 2012