[Dixielandjazz] Out from lurking, but why??
jobriant at garlic.com
Mon Jun 13 06:21:51 PDT 2005
Mike Vax wrote, in part:
> ... 3. It is interesting to me that almost all the bands discussed
> on this list, when talking about Sacramento were very trad bands
> or all-star bands. There were plenty of other wonderful bands
> there, but I guess many of you didn't bother to hear them.
I'd guess that's because this is a Dixieland Jazz Mailing List, and the
majority of the subscribers like to listen to Dixieland/ Trad Jazz groups.
I expect that if we were discussing Sacramento on a Cajun/Zydeco Mailing
List, there'd be a lot of talk about "Gator Beat" and other bands who play
in that style.
This was our first visit to Sacramento, and I know that we purposely tried
to hear some of the guest artists and all-star groups, some of the trad
bands we'd never heard before, and also some of the trad bands that have
become personal favorites.
> 4. ... I have to agree that one of my favorite recordings of
> all time is "Ambassador Satch!" Talk about great energy and
> great solos, while being recorded live...............
I agree. That was the first OKOM album that I ever purchased, some time in
the early 1960's, and I darned near wore it out. I still have it, packed
away among about 300 other (mostly classical) LP's.
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