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3343Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: West Coast Jazz

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  • john schott
    Oct 6, 2006
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      Chris, Excellent contribution, thanks.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "silverleafjb" <silverleafjb@...>
      To: <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 11:13 PM
      Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: West Coast Jazz
      [...]
      > I'm always surprised to read or hear references that the Watters and
      > Murphy bands "recreated" or "imitated" Oliver. Watters very
      > emphatically stated in print (and to me personally) that was not the
      > point of the band. There is an interview where he clearly states "How
      > can you copy the King Oliver band?" Watters concept was to use two
      > trumpets (or cornets) partly because he liked the sound, and he wanted
      >
      [...]
      >
      > Regarding the Watters band being "at the vanguard," this is not
      > strictly the case. They were part of an ongoing interest in early
      > jazz. Just some of the media attention at that time were articles on
      > record collecting in Esquire magazine; publication of the book

      [...]

      > Cheers,
      > Chris Tyle
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