[Dixielandjazz] John Petters Interview about louis Armstrong, Jazz drummers and the Future of Traditional Jazz on BBC Ulster

John Petters jdpetters at btinternet.com
Sun Aug 25 15:42:10 PDT 2013

Hi folks,
Some of you may be interested in catching an interview broadcast earlier
this evening on BBC Jazz Club in Northern Ireland.
The interviewer was Walter Love - a seasoned professional and a man who
has done much for OKOM in Ulster.

We talk at length about Louis Armstrong's contribution and influence on
jazz - especially relevant, as I am promoting the Louis Armstrong
Celebration Jazz Festival at Bracklesham Bay on the English south coast
next month.

Walter also asked me about jazz drummers - and we discussed Krupa,
Dodds, Sbarbaro and Black Happy.

The interview concluded with a discussion about the future of
traditional jazz, which may put some folks backs up.

I chose two Louis tracks and Walter played 'My Monday Date' from my 1988
album with Wild Bill and Art Hodes.

The rest of of the show featured a selection of musicians appearing at
the festival, including the amazing Bateman Brothers, Allen Beechey, the
Gresty White Ragtimers (Alan Gresty and Brian will be at the festival -
not the band) John Crocker, Jim Douglas etc.

The show is available for the next seven days on BBC Iplayer at

There is a further reference to it here:

Keep swinging,
John Petters
Amateur Radio Station G3YPZ

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