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  • Yep, that "Ice Cream" is especially a showcase for Baby Dodds--all over the place! (You can hear his influence on Krupa.) On May 2, 2015, at 8:07 PM, Preston McClanahan pmcclana@^$1 [RedHotJazz] wrote: Gentlemen, I agree on the in-consistentcy of Lewis' bands. On small groups with those who he had a long standing playing relationship, for my money, his improvisation was pretty good...
    PETER GERLER May 2
  • Great stuff, Dan & Priscilla! It is so exciting, indeed, to see this re-blossoming of incipient jazz among the new generation--all over the place. I've seen it in Boston, New York, New Orleans. Been writing about it, and from my interviews with the young players and dancers, it seems to be about community . Certainly the music emerged from community--the black churches societies...
    PETER GERLER Apr 29
  • Evan Christopher on clarinet, Wycliffe Gordon on trombone--two of the best around. Peter G
    PETER GERLER Apr 28
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  • Alan--Love the "sinuous mistress"! In the words of the Powers That Be, "It is what it is." All best, Peter G
    PETER GERLER Apr 25
  • Hi Preston-- Re Dusen, best two sources I know (and you probably do too) are Pops Foster (his autobio with Tom Stoddard) and Don Marquis on Bolden. Good luck! Peter G
    PETER GERLER Apr 20
  • Hi Andrew-- It's an interesting point you make about Louis' "bluesy tone" and all musicians having different strengths. Like the old saw, "He does what he does better than anybody." That's because nobody else is him, in that body, in that space-time moment. It is documented that back in the day, New Orleans players each had their own recognizable style, their "thing." Bruce Raeburn...
    PETER GERLER Feb 16
  • J-Stor is available through many public libraries. Here in Boston, I can get an enormous range of journal articles online, no fee, read to print. Of course, I do have a BPL library card! Peter G
    PETER GERLER Jan 29
  • Well, a few points on all of this (Andrew--many thanks for the CNN piece--I look forward to reading): In general, Stella's testimony has holes. For example, the Hogan Jazz Archive oral history says that "Stella knew Joe for four or five years before they got married (1911), and Joe had been in New Orleans several years before that; Joe's mother had died, and Joe had come to New...
    PETER GERLER Jul 2, 2014
  • ...course he took a spell beforehand ! But this has been well-known for over 90 years… On 25/06/2014, at 10:52 PM, PETER GERLER pgerler@^$5 [RedHotJazz] wrote: Well, as for the Okeh session, I do find it interesting that Louis took lead on that ensemble. He always...
    PETER GERLER Jun 26, 2014
  • ...by the way, Willie Pep would have easily beaten Mayweather...sorry wrong discussion group... On 6/24/2014 10:22 AM, PETER GERLER pgerler@^$9 [RedHotJazz] wrote: Andrew--Sorry about this delayed response to your Dippermouth Blues observations. I have not read the Bergreen...
    PETER GERLER Jun 25, 2014