[JPL] Q about the "first" jazz recording

Arturo Gomez arturo at kuvo.org
Wed Aug 13 17:16:27 EDT 2008

I recall the late 70s when I first became interested in jazz history after
learning of the Cuba-New Orleans connection, I read an article or a book
that mentioned that the executives of the record company that first recorded
the Original Dixieland Jazz Band had asked an all-Black jazz ensemble to
record but they turned down the opportunity because of not wanting their
music to be "exported" out of New Orleans. After about 30 years I can't
recall the details nor publication but that is more or less the content of
the write up I read. Has anyone else read something to that effect or
perhaps give more accurate information about this?, the vast knowledge of
the members of this group is perhaps jazz's best resource.


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