In the 1950’s ,several young jazz fiends in Bombay started the first club and only jazz “magazine” in India. The magazine was called Blue Rhythmm.. From what I hear, it was a mimeographed broadsheet that included record reviews, observations on the genre, and even reviews of local musicians. It would be great to see a copy of this on this site !
Yusuf Curmally, Coover Guzder, Niranjan Jhaveri,Soli Sorabjee,Jahangir Dalal, Praful Mehta Farrokh Mehta, were the founders of this passion fuelled mission. Here is what Farrokh has to say about the club:
“……is how the jazz club idea took root in the late 40’s and 50’s in Bombay. There were Sunday afternoon jam sessions in a building (warehouse?) on what is now P D’mello Road. Rusi Captain (fabulous and ahead of his time) on the piano, Rusi Sethna on the clarinet, Dhun Nasikwala (drums). The “visitors” included Noman Mobsby (divine tenor sax) and even Rudy Cotton on a couple of occasions. The audience? A handful of jazz junkies.