Jazzjerry at aol.com Jazzjerry at aol.com
Sat Mar 13 09:35:50 PST 2004

In a message dated 13/3/04 14:20:03, barbonestreet at earthlink.net writes:

<< Lincoln Center is, arguably, the number one
influence in Jazz today. >>

Maybe in America but to most of the jazz fans I know in this country 
'Lincoln' either denotes a city in Loncolnshire with a very nice cathedral at the top 
of a hill and a nice 'centre' of shops at the bottom of the hill or some 
American President who had a trip to the theatre ruined by some guy with the same 
surname as the fellow who started the Salvation Army.

Jazz today is far too diverse a music for any one thing to have undue 
influence and after all the musicians at this concert were only following the 
influence of Jelly Roll Morton and others back in the old days. Even Kid Thomas 
Valentine and others in the New Orleans Revival used strong Latin-American 

Can I suggest that a listen to the traditional beguine music of the 
Caribbean, especially Martinique, particularly the clarinet playing might suggest where 
the likes of Emile Barnes, Israel Gorman, Steve Angrum and other so-called 
'primitive' New Orleans clarinet players came from musically!

The afro-latin influence has been around in jazz for a very long time.



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