[Dixielandjazz] Where did it go?
marekboym at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 15:48:27 PDT 2010
Well, I have already mentioned the popularity of the New Orleans
Function with dancers here in israel.
I freely admit, though, that I had been a member of the "elitists" who
sneered at dancing. To me, it detracted from the music. When I first
visited the UK (1964), it seemed that the better places had their
dance floors in the back, behind the seats for listeners, while others
had tham in front of the band, with chairs for listeners in the back.
Over the years I have realized that jazz was losing something - the
spotaneous swing, the soul. And then I changed my mind, although I
still prefer listening to dancing.
On 18 June 2010 00:37, Bill Haesler <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> M J (Mike) Logsdon wrote:
>> The fact that "jazz clubs" still exist in the UK to this day, is still something that wows me.
> Dear Mike,
> And also in Australia.
> We played a Sydney Jazz Club gig last week.
> And they danced.
> As with Kash in Madrid, they dance at our Sunday afternoon pub job - if there is room.
> When the Graeme Bell Dixieland Band went to Europe and Britain in 1947 and were living in London, they introduced the Australian 'jazz-is-for-dancing' policy when they started the Leicester Square Jazz Club, in August 1948.
> It has survived there, as it has down-under.
> Very kind regards,
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