[Dixielandjazz] Jam Groove Band improv NOT OKOM! (was Cheap Bookers)

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Fri Dec 2 22:47:42 PST 2005

Again - if you are not interested in anything that is not OKOM,  
delete this now!

To expand on that Tom is skipping over, there is a moderately huge  
trend in the so-called jazz fusion market, maybe a leftover from the  
Grateful Dead-meet-Miles Davis via Frank Zappa & James Brown crowd,  
but a lot of people are touring and playing for very large  
audiences!  It is a sort of blending of  improvised rock with a jazz/ 
funk groove - sometimes called "acid jazz" - and this has been going  
on for a few years now.

Two of the leading bands in this field are "Galactic" from New  
Orleans and "Soulive" - I know several of the musicians in Galactic  
have roots in OKOM and Klezmer but you would not pick up on that  
right away. There is a radio station in Sacramento with a very good  
program Saturday nights that covers this style:
http://www.capradio.org/programs/acidjazz/default.aspx  you can  
listen live from their website but there seems to be no archive  
available yet.

I like to listen to that show after a long Saturday at the Sacramento  
Jubilee - it is pleasant to my ears without being in the "Smooth  
jazz" wasteland and there is a lot of interesting creativity happening!

Dave Richoux

On Dec 2, 2005, at 3:28 PM, tcashwigg at aol.com wrote:

> I believe they currently refer to it as Jam Groove Band improv.
> A Far Cry from Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band
> or even Paul Schaffer on Letterman.
> Cheers,
> Tom

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