[Dixielandjazz] Old, but new!

Jim Kashishian jim at kashprod.com
Wed Dec 12 01:08:04 PST 2012

Marek wrote:
>I remembered asking a participant in the Mississippi RAg Forum whether it
had occurred to him that the musicians might be bored playing Royal GArden
Blues or ST. James' Infirmary for umpteen times.  His reply was that if so,
they shouldn't play traditional jazz.

As you go on to say in your comments, Marek, these tunes can be played over
& over, but don't have to be rigid in their makeup.  We are fortunate to
still have clubs where we can play at, sometimes with 10 nites at a go.  How
do you keep St. James from boring you? First off, have a rep. large enough
so you don't have to do St. James every nigt.  And, when you do play it, do
something different with it, in the ensembles, and particularly in your own
solo.  It can only be boring if you are bored with your own playing, and
that's a personal problem, not the song!  


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