[Dixielandjazz] George Lewis ~ Impact

Marek Boym marekboym at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 13:17:05 PDT 2009

George Lewis' music was - is - supposed to have pre-dated the more
sophisticated music of such as Oliver or Ory - or Bunk.  True or
false, that's what the jazz literature claims.
BTW, as far as I am concerned, the best of Bunk is the Spicy Advice
session (on GHB), the Columbias, and the recordings with the Yerba
Buenans.  Based on what I've read, Bunk hated the band forced on him
by Russell, with Lewis and Robinson, as they were not proficient
When I first heard the Lewis band, I wondered why it sounded so much
better than the same band under Bunk.  Having read about Bunk's
attitude towards it, I stopped wondering.

On 14/10/2009, richard.flecknell at ntlworld.com
<richard.flecknell at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Okay Marek that's clear.
> What I meant was the newer sounds from New Orleans such as the George Lewis Band. Bunk was the older generation, Kid Ory would have come across him and the like. But Ory was away for a long period from the source. It was the initial exposure to the full blown Lewis band w Kid Howard that may have surprised him. I don't know, just might be someone who was there does.
> Bunk remember had to run through some songs on his 1st session, they didn't know Moose March ... Jim Robinson was between Lewis and Bunk age wise.
> Fan of all four ... as Bunk might say "sure am".
> Richard

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