[JPL] origins of so-called 'dixieland' jazz question

EdBride at aol.com EdBride at aol.com
Wed Aug 13 14:37:23 EDT 2008

In a message dated 8/13/2008 2:10:13 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
jaejazz at yahoo.com writes:

<<..there are differences...albeit subtle... in so called  "dixieland" and 
"traditional" jazz. Many of the NO musicians would say the  main difference 
would be in how the beat is interpreted. I also think  too...there is more of a 
blues element in the traditional jazz  bands..>>
I have this discussion with friends, every now and then. It's like beauty  or 
porn, I know it when I hear it, even if I can't define or explain it. 
I don't consider myself a Dixieland Jazz fan, yet one of my favorite bands  
is the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Go figure, eh? I mentioned they're playing 
the  Pittsfield CityJazz Festival this year, and someone said, "I don't like  
Dixieland Jazz." I reply, "Neither to I," and then I'm stymied at how  to 
explain the apparent contradiction.

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