[Dixielandjazz] Re: Marsalis was Another NY TIMES Jazz Review

Arnold Day arnieday at optonline.net
Mon Nov 1 17:15:15 PST 2004

Not sure who is saying what here, but I do believe I accepted that African rhythms were intrinsic to N.O. jazz. One has only to have lived in West Africa to know that, when one listens to Elvin Jones's solo here: http://www.rhythmweb.com/drumset/

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  Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Re: Marsalis was Another NY TIMES Jazz Review

  Jazz comes directly from the blues. Specifically, field hollers, call and
  response which is very present in African ceremonies and rituals in
  different parts of Africa. Harmonically, yes there is european influence
  in chord progressions and basic theory, but the rhythms beat,
  improvisation are all African inspired.


  >   I'm sorry. I just have trouble swallowing that!. I'd say it is about 70%
  > myth.
  >   Arn

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