[Dixielandjazz] Jazz History

domitype domitype at gmail.com
Sat May 5 09:44:33 PDT 2012

I would think the New Orleans brass bands are an essential part of that early  jazz history. There may be other good examples, but If you can find recordings by the Original Zenith band (done in the  1940s as I recall, but certainly had an older "feel" than some of the other bands that have been recorded.) 
"High Society" or "Panama" would be good songs to show the variety of musical influences that were incorporated in Brass Band music of the time. 

Dave Richoux

On May 5, 2012, at 10:39 AM, "Stan Brager" <sbrager at verizon.net> wrote:

> I've been asked to teach the history of jazz as part of a music appreciation
> class which concentrates on "Classical Music". The class would last 1 to 1.5
> hours. It will be done using "St. Louis Blues" to illustrate the various
> stages of jazz. Missing would be the early New Orleans style(s). Would it be
> safe to say that Bunk Johnson or George Lewis circa the '40s - '60s would be
> appropriate? What about the NO marching bands?
> Thanks for your thoughts;
> Stan

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