[Dixielandjazz] Lurkers reacting
Peter Sr. De Bruyn
peterdebruyn at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 16:11:09 PDT 2005
I support this statement.
Very nice OKOM bands can be found in Europe also.
Next week there's a 35 Anniversary Festival in Klein-Willebroek, in the
"Jazzclub 't Veerhuis", home base of the
"Fondy Riverside Bullet Band". They are European top-10, playing
Ask Butch Thompson ! He did some recordings with them lang ago.
Ask Sammy Rimington, Chris Burke, the french "Haricots Rouges".
They even recorde their latest CD in New-Orleans.
Peter De Bruyn Sr
2005/6/8, Cees van den Heuvel <heu at bart.nl>:
> Stirring up conversation ( a Dutch speciality) and
> reacting to Bob's request to lurkers and frequent posters:
> In the last three years of lurking DJML I found out that the
> American members are somewhat conservative about "their music",
> thinking that all is happening in the USA. Two years ago I boldly stated
> that there are bands in Europe that, in terms of quality,could play
> around most of the American bands. The reactions I got were not very
> friendly..... So I thought: so be it, I'll refrain from reacting.
> Every musician that visited e.g. The Netherlands would agree to my
> statement, but those are the ones that broadened their horizons.
> As soon as the Americans recognize that situation, there is ground for
> exchange of ideas. E.g. come to the Netherlands to learn what OKOM
> has evolved to, is a possibility.
> Conclusion: OKOM is world music now, so the best bands are found
> in the world, not only in the USA. Don't exclude "competition" on a
> chauvinistic basis.
> Cees van den Heuvel
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