[Dixielandjazz] FW: Al Hirt Describing His Music

Jim Kashishian jim at kashprod.com
Wed Jan 24 07:58:37 PST 2007

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Although Hirt came out of New Orleans leading a Dixieland band, he never let
himself get stereotyped in that narrow genre. 
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Steve added:
In that vein, Anne Davison once said to me: "Many people think of Bill as a
'Dixielander'. They are ignorant, He is so much more than that."
One never knows, do one?

I add:
Both phrases knock our kind of jazz, one says it is a "narrow genre", and
the other uses Dixielander as a bad word, practically.  

Is it narrow?  If you make it.
Is it a bad word?  If you insist on dumping all the garbage that is
sometimes applied to the word (normally by Americans).


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