Independence Jazz Reunion
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Rekindling the Dream
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Independence Jazz Reunion
Rekindling the Dream
Conawago Records, 1997

Listen to MP3 files below (in gold titles)

  1. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
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  2. Royal Garden Blues [More info]
  3. Tea For Two [More info]
  4. Nuages [More info]
  5. Warm Valley [More info]
  6. Alexander's Ragtime Band [More info]
  7. St. James Infirmary [More info]
  8. It's Impossible To Sing & Play The Bass [More info]
  9. Me & Lenny [More info]
  10. South Rampart Street Parade
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  11. Autumn Nocturne [More info]
  12. Tin Roof Blues [More info]
  13. The Man I Love [More info]
  14. That's A Plenty [More info]
  15. Everyday I Have The Blues
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  16. Undecided [More info]

Everyone's Buzzing About IJR's Rekindling the Dream

"CD's like this aren't everyday happenings...their art is so well crafted."
Chuck Southcott, National Program Director
Music of Your Life Network

"IJR is fabulous! The best release I've heard in years, and our listeners feel exactly the same way!"
Jim Davis, Music Director
WRMR, Cleveland, OH

"We would like to schedule these very exciting musicians, ASAP, for our network of 364 stations."
Jack Roberts, Executive producer
Doug Stephan Show
Hollywood, CA

"We can program them liberally...the Independence Jazz Reunion fits so well with what we do on both our programs."
Don Kennedy, Show Host
Big Band Jump
Atlanta, GA

"It's right for adding a dash of hipness to our mix."
Don McCulloch, Program Consultant
Radio Deluxe
Portland, OR

"I love these guys!!! Count me in for tons of airplay!"
Bill Miller, Show Host
National Radio Syndicators

A Note From The Director

From the liner notes:

We hope you enjoy these sounds that have taken us a lifetime to develope. We started creating our music nearly fourty years ago as enthusiastic young men in high school and college with aspirations to perform together and share our music with fellow dreamers. We practced hard, celebrated wonderful times together as best friends, and played professionally in the hottest jazz venues of the times.

In 1959 our dream was put on hold when our trumpet player, yours truely, was drafted into the U.S. Army. The years passed and we went our seperate ways, maintained our independent professional lives, but kept our dream close by. While we each cultivated accomplished casreers in business, engineering, academia, and music, we never lost touch with each other. In fact, music and friendship became more and more important as the years went by.

Now, four decades after our dream began, we are ready to rekindle it. Won't you join us as we give life to the harmony and rhythm of our enduring friendships, musical passion, and lifelong dreams?

Dr. Rick Luindquist

MP3 Downloads from
Rekindling the Dream:

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» Alexander's Ragtime Band (5:57)
» St. James Infirmary (3:33)
» It's Impossible To Sing & Play The Bass (2:13)

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Independence Jazz Reunion - PO Box 194 - Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone: 716-673-6556

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