[Dixielandjazz] Type of Jazz - Revisited
Sun, 15 Sep 2002 07:54:40 -0500
As Paul Harvey would say, "This is from the 'For What It Is Worth'
Last week, George Buck was on WWOZ Radio out of New Orleans, and
expressed HIS opinion about the labels applied to music. He states he
is a "Jazz Purist" and realizes everyone does not agree with him.
However, he says that in the early days, the music was referred to as
Jazz and everyone knew what that was. He calls it "authentic jazz".
Since those early days, all sorts of music have picked up on that name
and many times the label comes from the press. He classifies Jazz in
two categories: New Orleans Jazz and Chicago Jazz. He says that even
"West Coast" has its roots in either of these two types. To him,
Dixieland is a location, not a type of music. Swing is another category
although it may have elements of jazz in it.
Flower Mound, Texas