The Jazz Jousters - Locations: USA (LP)
The Jazz Jousters collective was formed in June 2012 by Millennium Jazz Music’s founding manager Gadget, who challenged the group to sample certain Jazz tracks while paying tribute to a different Jazz great in each session and releasing the submissions via the MJM label. This resulted in a new album consistently being released digitally every two weeks for the first two seasons, and then monthly in their third season in 2015. At this point all involved agreed that it was time to honor the listeners cries and attempt to put out some physical material in season four, The first of which was the 25 track compilation‘The Vault-Best of The Jazz Jousters ’double 12” managed by MJM & HHV.de to celebrate the past three years of tribute albums.
Season four was a ten part cassette series called ‘Locations’ which focused on Jazz from various countries such as, Japan, Brazil, Italy, Germany, France, Nigeria, Poland, Canada, Cuba and concluding with England.All volumes sold out and often had to be restocked.The success of the Locations series enabled MJM to press the Jousters first official 12” vinyl album entitled ‘Endurance’, released in May 2016.
After a well deserved break to focus on individual projects, the Jazz Jousters collective have returned for their fifth season to do another Locations series, but this time on vinyl. Locations: USA is the first of that series, and the saga continues!