[Dixielandjazz] Hurricane Relief Concert

Len Nielsen lennielsen at telus.net
Tue Sep 20 20:34:47 PDT 2005


For what it's worth, I agree with your sentiments on this issue.

Len Nielsen

Thompson wrote:
> Gee, Steve... I suggest you attend more festivals......  Jim and I were not
> impressed with  Marsalis and his 8 piece band... In fact, it was a pitiful
> attempt.  Winton started off with his mute and after a few bars, took it
> out.  They all looked lost and unsure of what they were supposed to be
> playing.  "Oh play that thing" was very feeble and the rest of the band
> almost played right over it.  It DIDN'T swing.
> Listen to Titan Hot 6's version of Dippermouth... Or better yet, listen to
> King Oliver.
> Yep, Diana Krall was the nearest to OKOM that was presented.
> Where was Preservation Hall Band?  Where were the musicians from New
> Orleans?  Duke Heitger, Connie Jones, Jacque Gauthe, Evan Christopher, Banu
> Gibson, David Boudinhause, Tim Laughlin, Dukes of Dixieland ?....and you get
> my drift.
> The night turned way too political for an occasion seeking relief for the
> displaced New Orleans musicians.  One wonders if any of the money would find
> its way to any musician that is not black.
> The music presented last night was not what we go to New Orleans to hear on
> a regular basis.   I only hope all our friends who know we attend jazz
> festivals don't think it is for TKOM.  (THAT kind of music).
> Rebecca Thompson
> Flower Mound, TX
>>As I wrote this, I just saw/heard Wynton Marsalis and an 8 piece group 
>>play the hell out of "Dippermouth Blues". They were all black 
>>musicians except the banjoist. Yet many of us seem to believe Black 
>>people don't like this music, much less play it. Hmmm, to my ears they 
>>out swung most OKOM festival bands I've heard lately.
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