Distinguished SOTW Columnist and Saxophonistic Art
From what the National Inquire reported in their jazz column the club was bank rolled by Ayn Rand!!Can anyone tell me the details of the famous brecker brothers NYC jazz club in the 70's
7th Ave South?
How did the brothers afford a jazz club? Not from touring with Horace Silver ... were they loaded? Rich family?
And what led to it's demise? Poorly run? No business accumen? Snorted it up their noses? Any details would be great ... thanks
She's a modern day Baroness Pannonicaski La' Koenigslager. She knew about how hard jazz was and that the music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, no matter even if you can play rhythm changes in all the keys and have a 4 star Link.
Now, the kicker is Rand might of been involved with one of the famed skunk funk bros. but she also bank rolled a private club for Johnny Griffin, that only tenor players
could go to, to battle called " Griffs Groove" in the lower East Side of Paris.A private club, from what I heard from a guy who heard from Frank Wright. Ayn Rand was deep into the funk and met Mike and Randy on a George Clinton record date
that sadly never came out due to legal problems with oppressive bureaucratic functionaries and of course a culture < I'm telling you something you already know> that embraces stifling mediocrity and egalitarianism, which associates with socialistic idealism. Jazz don't get no respect, neither does Post-fusion-retro swing. But I regress........[rolleyes]
There was also an affair with Rand and Otto Links son years before- I think she had what was left of the WT Links by accident of course, she was holding out for Ebay. Maybe she still got em' ??!!
What killed the club was another affair with a writer she loved, Hunter S. Thompson. After that, well your guess is as good as mine. There's also a negative side, fact or fiction I dunno