[Dixielandjazz] Struck by a Comment
philwilking at bellsouth.net
Tue Mar 24 19:47:35 PDT 2009
Just remember that the word "jazz" was first spelled "jass," and it was far
from a compliment. When used a century ago by the long established musicians
to characterize the music of the younger generation, "jass" was a euphemism
for "musical manure," that is: S**T.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Gordon" <jerrygordon at juno.com>
> If we didn't avoid the J-word, then maybe "civilians" would begin to
> understand some of what it encompasses.
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