Take a concerted break together and skip the solos (if I may say). It has
been for me instructive to read all the good stuff y'all had to write. Now
let me add twopence from my vast ignorance of the field.
It seems to me that most current knowledge of jazz history derives from
recordings, which impose their own template on developments.
Before he died I listened every week to Ray Smith's Jazz Decades radio
show, which taught me most of whatever I know about the decades in this
discussion. The shows are online at
http://www.wgbh.org/audioPlayers/jazzDecades.cfm and sound as good as ever.
He was a player too and therefore closer to the music than most DJs.
Although it wasn't broadcast in Boston, whenever on the road I greatly
enjoyed picking up Jim Cullum's Riverwalk Jazz radio show, in which his
versatile band recreated
many styles, along with stories told by era participants. It too is online:
On Sat, May 23, 2015 at 4:10 PM, Aaron Levinson <[log in to unmask]>
> Yeah I actually didn't "denigrate" anything Dave which makes your whole
> attitude on this subject that much more baffling to me and many others
> here. You apparently love just making things up and them randomly ascribing
> them to other people.
> "Some people" I guess are just wildly insecure and need to act out in a
> way that is both undignified and bewildering!
> Good luck with that...
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On May 23, 2015, at 3:52 PM, Dave Radlauer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Aaron --
> >>> you seem intent upon elevating it at the expense of other things <<
> > And I don't understand why *some people* -- and this is part of my
> > complaint about contemporary American culture in general -- insist on
> > denigrating it at the expense of other things.
> > Opinions. We've all got 'em
> > Dave
> > On Sat, May 23, 2015 at 10:38 AM, Aaron Levinson <
> [log in to unmask]
> >> wrote:
> >> Dave-
> >> First, I didn't "invalidate"anything so please don't attempt to speak
> >> me that's equally offensive and petulant. I asked you to back up your
> >> assertion of a "significant black audience", I did not make the case for
> >> that barometer in the first place I simply asked for YOUR evidence to
> >> buttress your contention.
> >> You failed to provide it and then attempted to back pedal and dismiss
> >> importance. I stand by my simple assertion of trad jazz as atavistic
> >> despite you looking it up in the dictionary.
> >> Listen you love it and that's great have at it I'm genuinely happy you
> >> are doing the work but you seem intent upon elevating it at the expense
> >> other things and that strikes me as both petty and mean-spirited and
> >> beneath you and everyone else on this list.
> >> AA
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>> On May 23, 2015, at 1:19 PM, Dave Radlauer <[log in to unmask]> wrote: