Re: [RedHotJazz] perfection & alia
What is even more ironic about the disdain for the banjo is it is the only instrument (except, obliquely, the drum set) that is clearly of African origin.
Hot jazz is neither African nor European; it is an American amalgam of both, and it is greater than the sum of its parts.
I also play the banjo, but the five string, assuming you either play the plectrum or tenor (could be wrong).
From: veniero_molari <simplex@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 5:32:06 PM
Subject: [RedHotJazz] perfection & alia
I have read with attention the content of the last issue,and I am shocked:Mr Sandish dislike banjo solos?Mr.Brown likes Charlie Parker?
Maybe I am on the wrong site,as I do play banjo and I do not like Parker nor Mezz or Panassiev,But i see that somebody find weak the Hot Five (but do they know that the records are not 78 but 80-82 rpm?)If the turntable brings the record at pitch (Muskrat Ramble in A flat)you will hear Lil Hardin and St.Cyr swinging very well.
Also the rhythm of the 20's was more various than the bum bum bum of Gene Krupa and of the three beat that followed.But the point is:are these persons interested in Red Hot Jazz?Veniero Molari
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