[ADMIN] Tommy Ladnier (was re: Hughes Panassie}
- Sorry to interfere again, but this time I think there is some kind of...
emergency (yep! unsubscriptions and all...)
I am afraid the latest contributions to this discussion have nothing to do
with either Ladnier or Panassié, unless one thinks that actually reviving
old quarrels is a way of discussing Panassié's contribution to the history
Likes or dislikes for post-war jazz are definitely off-topic on this group,
and until now everyone carefully avoided confusing their love and interest
for pre-war jazz with general, contemptuous considerations regarding not
only modern music, but also the people (and incidentally, members) who enjoy
different kinds of jazz. With one, insisting exception three years ago, who
happened to be the only person I ever banned from this group. Let's say the
previous messages were OK, but now that everyone have spoken their minds at
least once, no further argument please, we all know a dead end by looking at
There are no "forbidden" topics here and there has never been any censorship
either. We all wish this could go on, so I strongly suggest that everyone
really interested should carry on with the "Mezzrow/Coleman" topic
privately, instead of displaying it to the whole group under a wrong subject
- Growing up in Sweden I met Orjan Kjellin (and Lars Ivar Edegran, p) in 1962 playing in the Imperial Band. This band was modeled on the early American revival bands from the 40's and 50's. They recorded their first titles on Sture Hallstom's Pirate Records. On a pre Katarina visit to New Orleans a few years ago I found a CD issued on GHB BCD-144 with all their 17 recorded titles. These recordings have stood the test of time. How a bunch of Swedish teenagers aged 17-18 could sound almost as good as the 1953 Delmark recordings of Geo Lewis is beyond me.
----- Original Message ----
From: silverleafjb <silverleafjb@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 6:58:32 PM
Subject: [RedHotJazz] Orange Kellin
Yes, I'm aware that Orange Kellin was born and spent his early years in
Sweden. But, he has spent most of his life in New Orleans playing New
Orleans jazz. Hence, in my mind, he's a New Orleans clarinetist.
BTW, I work and have worked with Orange quite a bit. He was a member of
my Silver Leaf Jazz Band in New Orleans and I work with his group the
New Orleans Blues Serenaders. I will be playing the Edinburgh jazz
festival later this month with Orange.
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