[Dixielandjazz] PBS Concert and New Orleans music

Hal Vickery hvickery at svs.com
Tue Sep 20 17:54:58 PDT 2005

Speaking strictly as a listener, I couldn't agree with you more.  My
favorite musicians are Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Coleman Hawkins,
Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, and Gene
Harris.  One of the best concerts I ever went to was a Chicago blues concert
in which the star attraction was Otis Rush.  I like the Beatles and the
Stones.  I like Motown.  I like Bach.  It's MUSIC.  If it speaks to me, I
enjoy it.

Hal Vickery

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[mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com] On Behalf Of Louis Lince
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 10:49 AM
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Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] PBS Concert and New Orleans music 


I have tried not to get drawn into this one, but the time has come to state 
my $0.02 worth. It's ALL music. I am a professional musician and I play with

my bands and others. If the audience don't like the music we make they can 
walk away and not return. We perform a in variety of styles and to date they

keep on coming back...whether it's "Moldy" music or Electric Blues. Listen 
to it all and make your own judgement.

I love listening to A.J.Piron, King Oliver, the 1940s revivalists and beyond

in the "OKOM" genre. Also I listen to Muddy Waters and BB King. To say 
nothing of the MJQ and Charlie Parker. No-one can say that one musical form 
is intrinsically superior to another. What one can say is that  "Style X is 
my kind of music" without denigrating other styles.

Sermon now over. With the results of Katrina now so very apparent we should 
all pull together.


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