[Dixielandjazz] Oompah vs dixie

Jim Kashishian jim at kashprod.com
Fri May 28 09:08:44 PDT 2010

Al wrote: 
>So far this year, I have more (Bavarian) oompah  gigs on my calendar than
Dixieland gigs.  Hmmmmm....

Maybe, just maybe, the oompah bands are playing "fun" music rather than
trying to create (or recreate) an art form?  I sometimes think that is what
happens with Jazz in general, where the musician begins to take his music
too seriously.  Remembering where our music came from is important.....bars,
booze, good times, women, etc.  There can be serious moments, but the fun
has to be there, also.


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