[Dixielandjazz] Jazz Concert Review

TCASHWIGG at aol.com TCASHWIGG at aol.com
Mon Dec 6 18:31:34 PST 2004

You Bet Jerry:

And you did a great job of journalism too mate, by making it an honest REVIEW 
and not a critique ripping apart the aging players who obviously still have 
some fire and desire to spread the music.

Now if I were a punter reading this review I would consider seriously getting 
in line to attend the next performance of these gentlemen and their band.  At 
the very least I would seek out a CD and buy one to give them a listen.

I love the part about the kids buying the CDs and getting them autographed.

What we need is more Respect for this music and those who provide it, most of 
them have not changed much over the years, it is the audience and presenters 
and critics, many who have little or no knowledge or exposure to the music so 
they feel compelled to trash it as old fashioned and old people's music before 
giving it a chance to grow on them and those unwashed around them.

Way to go Jerry, now if I might make a suggestion, 

Send your review to every known music publication you can find and maybe just 
maybe one of the youngsters in charge there will read it and get the message 
and start to show some respect for Other People's Music other than their own 
personal tastes.

If we all did that and reciprocated with other forms of Jazz we might get a 
lot more cross over attendance at our events and respect from those we love to 


Tom Wiggins

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