[Dixielandjazz] Where is the Music Going? -A Surprising Redux

Don Kirkman donkirk at covad.net
Thu Mar 3 09:38:53 PST 2005

On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 14:59:31 +0000, Andy.Ling at Quantel.Com wrote:

>Steve Barbone said :-
>> PS. The "pipa" referred to in the article, is kind of like a wooden 
>> Probably would be a fantastic instrument for a "Dixieland" band. 
>> picture of one in the original article.
>>Well, it's got 4 strings, but hardly a banjo ;-)

I think it's usually considered to fall into the lute family.  The
Japanese version is called a "biwa" [the same cognate word as pipa].  I
don't know if the biwa has ever been used in Western jazz--maybe the
group Hiroshima used one?
donkirk at covad.net

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