[Dixielandjazz] Post-genre music

Butch Thompson butte1 at mac.com
Wed Jan 3 08:36:48 PST 2007

Charlie Suhor is right on the money:

> in a way it?s nice to relax the compulsive
> category-making that we?ve inherited in Western society and experience
> all music as ?just music,? as raw experience. We can even revisit the
> musics we?ve long known and bring a fresh, original mind to them.

Exactly.  The categories feel so concrete, until you start trying to explain
them, for example, to somebody who asks a very simple question:

"What is stride piano?"

"What is the difference between ragtime and New Orleans jazz?"

And the like . . . .

Butch Thompson  

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