ragtime and jazz

Louis Erlanger louisx@MYFAIRPOINT.NET
Tue Sep 21 22:52:35 EDT 2010


Speaking of Latin influence, there's a very good series on PBS now about
Latin music in America. Highly recommended.

Professor Longhair's influences came from so many places his style could
today be called "world music".

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From: "Steve Hoffman" <stevehoffman@STARPOWER.NET>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: ragtime and jazz


> However, in all those many hours for that "Jazz" documentary, Burns had
> neither the time nor interest to consider the Latin/Hispanic influence
> on American jazz -- that influence is HUGE, in fact Jelly Roll Morton
> himself said that the main difference between ragtime and jazz was that
> for the latter, he added a "Latin tinge" -- but Burns just wasn't aware,
> or didn't care, because he was so focused on the "black" and "white"
> part of the American narrative, he couldn't or wouldn't delve into other
> ethnicities. A major flaw in that series, IMO.
> --Steve Hoffman
>
> hashbb@AOL.COM wrote:
>>  my drummer lent me the Ken Burn's 'Jazz'
>> documentaries. I will say that there is quite a bit
>> of info aboutt he development of Jazz as an idiom.
>> HB
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ann Rabson <ann@ANNRABSON.COM>
>> To: BLUES-L@LISTSERV.NETHELPS.COM
>> Sent: Tue, Sep 21, 2010 10:50 am
>> Subject: ragtime and jazz
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>> Valerie says "I'm going to have to study a bit more more about the
>> transformation from ragtime to jazz."
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>> There is a boxed set on the history of jazz from the Smithsonian.  The
>> first
>> cut is Scott Joplin playing Maple Leaf Rag and the second one is Jelly
>> Roll
>> Morton playing Maple Leaf Rag.  To me these 2 cuts answer that question
>> beautifully.
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>> Ann Rabson
>> www.annrabson.com
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