[Dixielandjazz] Another view of "Tribute" Bands/ Ory Tribute CD

David W. Littlefield dwlit at cpcug.org
Mon Nov 3 23:46:24 PST 2003

One of my pet peeves is when less-than-decent bands persuade venue managers
to take 'em on, thereby prejudicing the boss against dixieland forever when
they fail...

There's nothing wrong with tribute bands, unless they're the type noted
above. It's just another approach to enjoying the music. Hey, remember that
the original had an aesthetic validity that has transcended generations. If
a musician likes listening to a particular style, artist, etc., it's
absolutely natural to want/try to play it. 


At 12:24 AM 11/4/2003 +0000, john petters wrote:
>Steve said
>> What's killing jazz is bad jazz bands. My wife just returned from a
>> business trip to a major city in New York State. (Not NYC) First thing
>> she said tonight 5 minutes ago was: "I heard the worst Dixieland Band
>> ever last night at the" --------------. (A major convention / hotel /
>> show) "And you know if I recognize it as bad, then it really was bad."
>> That's what's killing jazz, especially OKOM. Since Eddie Condon's death,
>> folks have been conditioned to think that bad music is Dixieland Jazz
>> and they don't like it. Can you blame them?
>Most of my career has been in tribute bands.

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