Thanks Cary - I have not heard him. BTW, I haven't kept up with Wynton's
work, but the band he had on NPR for last New Year's Eve was smokin'! And
was mostly about exploring trad space. I loved it. It would be worth the
time to read the Burns interview text. Wynton might have gone out on a limb,
but the form and nature of a broadcast documentary just can't be relied on
to reflect the nuance of complex meanings. I take that as an absolute rule.
But, I think television is a tragedy even when it isn't being a travesty.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] revisiting an old thread -- jazz anthologies
Randy Sandke, incidentally, is a wonderful trumpet/cornet player who is a
huge Bix fan. I believe he's sat in with Vince Giordano on more than one
On Apr 5, 2013, at 6:16 AM, "Carl Pultz" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Fascinating discussion - thank you, all.
> I recommend a book I recently read: "Where the Dark and the Light
> Meet: Race and the Mythology, Politics, and Business of Jazz" by
> Randall Sandke. As with any study of such a complex subject, it should
> not represent a definitive or final judgment on the history of the
> music. It does reflect the experience of musicians I've known, for
> whom the late 60s and early 70s were a heart-breaking time of
> exclusion and distrust. It gets at some very uncomfortable things.
> The research also makes the Burns series dominant model of two racial
> tracks, parallel but isolated, appear that much more absurd. But, it
> is PBS and it is KEN BURNS, both brands that have a lot invested in
> mainstream consensus and pretty pictures and golden memories,
> calculated to liberate the check-books of "viewers like you."