[Dixielandjazz] The other blues and amplfied music

Kent Murdick kmurdick at jaguar1.usouthal.edu
Mon Mar 30 08:08:24 PDT 2009

Most people refer to the "other" blues as the "I've Got Rhythm"  
changes, but I believe that in Trad jazz it's the Bill Bailey changes.  
I was in New Orleans on Saturday with duaghter visiting Loyola U. and 
saw a parade in the Quarter that had three brass bands.  All were 
playing different tunes but the changes were Bill Bailey.

At a Loyola reception there was a very good student jazz trio: tenor 
sax, drums and acoustic (thank God) bass.  They used no amplification 
and were able to cover a very large hall.  Somthing to think about the 
next time you throw that amp in the car.  Do you really need it?  When 
in doubt, leave it home, IMO.

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