[Dixielandjazz] Glenn Miller/Artie Shaw's take

Butch Thompson butte1 at mac.com
Wed Jan 10 13:52:20 PST 2007

> Here is a quote from Glenn Miller in 1940  after "Down
> Beat" accused him of forsaking jazz: "It's all in what you define as
> real
> jazz. It happens that to our ears, harmony comes first. A dozen colored
> bands have a better beat than mine. Our band stresses harmony."
> Hmmm. Could as well have been Guy Lombardo talking.

Hmm.  Didn't Shaw say Miller was "the Lawrence Welk of swing?"  Something
like that, anyway. 

Butch Thompson 

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