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Traditional Jazz

Traditional jazz music

is name early jazz- New Orleans and Dixieland.

To me, traditional jazz encompasses the music of New Orleans, Ragtime, Dixieland, Stride Piano, Boogie Woogie and Swing. In terms of time, the period of its development was roughly 1899 to 1945. New Orleans Jazz and Dixieland had a revival in the ’40s which led to the Trad Boom in the UK in the ’50s.

As revivals always are, the music was retrospective and there was nothing new created in terms of style. In fact most European (I include British Trad) is vastly inferior to the American originals. That is not to say that there are no good bands about today, there are, but the music, whilst being new in terms of being improvised, is of its style, many years old.

To play traditional jazz convincingly requires a serious study of recordings going back as far 80 years. It means listening to the Original Dixieland Jass Band in 1917. Kid Ory’s Sunshine Orchestra in 1921. King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band in 1923.

Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five and Seven, 1925 -1928. Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers, 1926. Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey. Country Blues artistes like Robert Johnson and Big Bill Broonzey. Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Bunk Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, Eddie Condon, Wild Bill Davison, Gene Krupa, and countless others.