[Dixielandjazz] What music to listen to

Tony Pringle tonypringle at comcast.net
Sun Mar 21 15:37:30 PST 2004


This is first time after reading some of this particular thread.

Years ago someone told me that Ken Colyer only listened to New 
Orleans jazz and that was what one should do.

I think it was bad advice. Once you have a good idea of what you 
really want to play then I think that listening to various forms of 
music can give you fresh ideas to express in the particular form you 
have chosen to adopt or practice. Hope that makes sense.

I used to only listen to NO style jazz. After I got married I found 
myself listening to a lot of rock and R&B from my wife's collection. 
We now listen to rock, R&B, Blues, jazz (not much after Gillespie and 
Bird), classical, cajun - at different times any one of these styles 
hits the spot. I think the broader spectrum of music has helped 
broaden my musical perspective and helped me to better understand 
what it is I try to do when I play.


Tony Pringle
(Black Eagle Jazz Band)

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