[Dixielandjazz] New Orleans Jazz
barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 20 08:58:58 PST 2006
<brian at radiojazz.co.uk> wrote (polite snip)
> A listmember posed the question - that if the Archeophone recordings of the
> King Oliver Creole Jazz Band are so good can it be taken that they are the
> archetypal benchmark recordings of New Orleans jazz at that time?
> The answer is yes and no.
Amen Brian. There are at least 3 different styles of New Orleans Jazz in
existence within the "Dixieland" genre of that time:
New Orleans Downtown - as typified by Oliver Creoles, Ory's Sunshine Orch,
Jelly Roll's Hot Peppers and Armstrong's Hot 5/7.
"White" New Orleans - as typified by ODJB, NORK, Halfway House Orch.
New Orleans UpTown - as typified by countless original bands made up of
what I would describe as "folk jazz" musicians back
then. More recently the style is/was played by the
revival bands of George Lewis, Preservation Hall
and some British Trad Bands.
An argument could also be made that the funeral brass bands were a fourth
style of New Orleans Jazz back then also, though not Dixieland.
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