[Dixielandjazz] Modern art and jazz

Rob McCallum rakmccallum at hotmail.com
Thu May 29 13:34:17 PDT 2003

As well, the famous "modernist" "beat" poet and founder of City Lights books
(which first published Allen Ginsberg's Howl), Lawrence Ferlinghetti has
stated that he never cared for be bop (imagine that coming from a beatnik!),
but that he much prefers dixieland.


----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Greenwood <robertgreenwood_54uk at yahoo.co.uk>
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Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 6:21 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Modern art and jazz

> Just to add a few observations to the modern art and jazz discussion.
Apologies in advance if any of you have already mentioned these.
> 1. Jackson Pollock was more into OKOM than you might think. Despite his
name often being mentioned in the same breath as Charlie Parker, Pollock was
said to play Fats Waller and Jimmy Yancey records in his studio.
> 2. Wasn't Rudi Blesh also connected with the art world? Maybe through
Conrad Janis? The story I have read is how, one night while listening to
Bunk Johnson's band at the Stuyvesant Casino, Marcel Duchamp (dadaist in
exile) came up with name Circle for Blesh's record label. "That way they
can't accuse you of being squares".
> 3. One of the plethora of European artists living in the US after the rise
of Nazism was George Grosz, father of Marty Grosz.
> Robert Greenwood
> UK.
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