[JPL] Re: jazz/not jazz, etc.

Scott Whitfield scott at bicoastalmusic.net
Thu Jan 12 14:19:18 EST 2012

<<The Word "Jazz" Will Now Be Racist
Henceforth, please refer to the genre as "Black American Music.">>

So, the following individuals had NO validity??  Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Carl Fontana, Gil Evans, Bill Evans, Bob Brookmeyer, etc.....

Bottom line:  It's HARD ENOUGH trying to make a living playing this music WITHOUT putting MORE limitations on it by playing the race card!

I submit that by painting the music into a corner, THEY are being racist.  Shame on Nicholas Payton AND Christian Scott!

Scott Whitfield Trombonist/Composer/Arranger/Vocalist (818) 577-8676 "Music is a very hard instrument." -- Vido Musso

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