[Dixielandjazz] Ben Ratliff (NY Times) Waxes Nostalgic

David Richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Mon Dec 27 14:07:35 PST 2004

Looking at the pictures on their website - I see music stands in some 
of them. I don't know if that is just for show, but other similar bands 
I can think of (Clubfoot Orchestra  www.clubfoot.com or  Willem Breuker 
Kollektief www.xs4all.nl/~wbk/index.html for example) use extensive 
charts - even if the music sounds totally improvised.

Dave Richoux

On Dec 27, 2004, at 1:21 PM, Stan Brager wrote:

> Thanks for the tip, David. This, the music of the Flat Earth Society,  
> is
> intriguing music to say the least. I liked their novel approach to the 
> sonic
> aspects of their music while maintaining the feel of the early jazz in 
> the
> case of "Spooks", swing in the case of "Daybreak Express" and "Carman".
> Their arrangement of  "Daybreak Express" hewed quite closely to Duke
> Ellington's version. They sounded as if they enjoyed making their 
> music. I
> wonder how much is improvised and how much is strictly written out?
> Stan
> Stan Brager

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