[JPL] Q about the "first" jazz recording

Eric Jackson eric-jackson at comcast.net
Wed Aug 13 18:04:10 EDT 2008

Arturo Gomez wrote:

> 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.

That was trumpeter Freddie Keppard.

Eric Jackson
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