[Dixielandjazz] oom pah oom pah

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 10 18:07:58 PST 2005

"David Story" <daveplaysthepiano at hotmail.com> wrote in defense of oom pah:
> The arrangement we are using is a transcription from 1932. It is published by
> Warner brothers through the efforts of jazz a Lincoln Centre and Wynton M. I
> believe we could call it traditional jazz, all the classic elements are there,
> to quote Marsalis, " this arrangement has historical ties to the oom-pah of
> the marching band, the left hand of ragtime and the straight two beat feel of
> the early Broadway musical... while it is felt on beats 1 and 3, it features
> slap bass-accents on 2 and 4...." We dropped the vocal, substituting the jazz
> violin of Stephan Grapelli.

Right on, Dave. Just goes to prove that one man's oom is another man's pah.
You certainly are swinging in Canada. :-) VBG.

Steve Barbone

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