[Dixielandjazz] What music to listen to
towers at allstream.net
Tue Mar 23 21:08:45 PST 2004
I have been looking for a copy of Colyer's book for ages. It is said to be
somewhat depressing but I would still like to read it. My mate Colin Bray
has a copy but he is too tight to lend it out! Lucky for us that brother
Bill was a good talker. He must be in his eighties now.
Hot Five Jazzmakers
> You are absolutely correct. Your comments are confirmed by Colyer in his
> autobiography, " When Dreams Are In The Dust"
> and also by many comments made by his brother, Bill.
> Norrie Thomson
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brian Towers" <towers at allstream.net>
> To: "Tony Pringle" <tonypringle at comcast.net>
> Cc: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 9:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] What music to listen to
> > Tony,
> > Great to see you posting....
> > I very much doubt that is the case about Colyer only listening to N.O.
> > His favourite cornet was "Wild Bill" and of course he had an extensive
> > and understanding of the blues, as evidenced by his skiffle group, where
> > led on guitar - nothing to do with New Orleans Jazz there.
> > He loved adapting the old pop songs to his band - tunes like "Over the
> > Rainbow" , "Cheek to Cheek" "Poor Butterfly" to name but a few. He did
> > get these from New Orleans musicians.. Then he must also have
> > to a great deal of Ragtime music - remember all the great rags by Joplin
> > that he included in his repertoire and recorded, putting his own unique
> > style and stamp upon them, with his own arrangements.
> > I would postulate that he had much broader listening tastes than just
> > Orleans jazz, though of course he did have a superb grasp of that idiom
> > Cheers,
> > Brian Towers
> > (Hot Five Jazzmakers, Toronto)
> > >
> > > Years ago someone told me that Ken Colyer only listened to New
> > > Orleans jazz and that was what one should do.
> > > Tony Pringle
> > > (Black Eagle Jazz Band)
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