[Dixielandjazz] Exotic Dancers And OKOM
marnichols at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 14 09:40:05 PDT 2007
Steve Barbone wrote:
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 10:22:07 -0400
From: Steve Barbone <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Jazz and Exotic Dancers
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Glad to read that Teagarden worked in a joint in Boston that also had
exotic dancer. Haven't we all? :-) VBG.
Just a note that pre-Katrina, the great New Orleans clarinetist Evan
Christopher was gigging in a strip joint in New Orleans. I think he
considered it an integral part of his jazz education.
That "we all" have worked in venues that also had exotic dancers I admit is quite probable. I did in a joint next to the
"Brass Rail" in Chicago's Loop in the mid-fifties.
That I, or Evan Christopher, or any other musician seriously believe it added to our jazz education I rather doubt.
To pursue this train of thought a bit- there has been a tendency for "jazz material" to follow the "draw" of earthy
songs and themes; however, I have always been drawn to
a more heavenly and mental image of the beautiful sounds.
That's just me. That's what drove me to the conclusion that
Jack Teagarden should have been in a concert hall in Boston
instead of the bar he was playing in. I believed that in the 60's and I believe it now.
Gerald "Marty" Nichols
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