[Dixielandjazz] New Definition for Dixieland?
Stephen G Barbone
barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 12 13:35:34 PDT 2011
> Dear Steve,
> I was a bit confused by your comment on the West Chester Department
> of Parks and Recreation explanation of the term "Dixieland" in
> connection with the Barbone Street Jazz Band's open-air gig.
> When I hear your records on MySpace, I would say they are both
> "progressive" Dixieland, and that they are a New Orleans influenced
> style of jazz. In my opinion the W.C.D. of P & R have made a viable
> explanation of your music to a public that most probably aren't all
> jazz cognoscenti.
> Good luck with the concert, and make a huge number of converts!
I don 't disagree as to our music, Bob. However I think that some of
the cognoscenti might disagree with a broad encompassing definition;
"Dixieland is just a fancy way to say New Orleans influenced."
We will make some converts. <grin>
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