[Dixielandjazz] Mostly Self Taught Musicians
barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri Sep 12 14:35:31 PDT 2003
In an off list conversation with Warren Vache Sr, (One of the great jazz
players who knows more about the music than most of us) he suggested
that my short list of mostly self taught jazz musicians was "too short".
He is right and I bow to his wisdom. Said the maestro:
"I think your "short list" is a bit too short. How about Jack
Teagarden, Red Nichols, Frank Trumbauer, Benny Goodman, Bobby
Hackett, Bud Freeman---and a few hundred others?"
By the way, Vache Sr. leads the "Syncopatin Seven" jazz band which is
excellent. How many of us have bought his CDs? Do it now as the band is
great and he is a giant of a player who should be recognized as a
PS. Yes, he is that old and he is the father of Warren Vache Jr, and
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