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To: nickcarraway
jazz evolved to include many stellar white musicians who contributed mightily: Benny Goodman (who paved the way for Lionel Hampton and Teddy Wilson), Stan Getz, Bill Evans.

Not to mention Bix Biederbeke, Red Rodney, Art Pepper, Tal Farlow, Gene Krupa, Anita O'Day, Dave Brubeck, Les Paul, Charlie Haden, Stan Kenton, etc etc
5 posted on 03/08/2012 11:37:10 AM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (When is the Queen Haters reunion tour?)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

Somehow I have a hard time considering Vince Guaraldi’s score for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” as “Black American Music.”


6 posted on 03/08/2012 11:39:21 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

Oh man oh man will I shortly be in trouble.

A lot of really good white jazz players ... but ...

A handful only of white players have actually changed the language of jazz. You mention Bix, he was an early one. Bill Evans on piano. Maybe Paul Desmond. Probably Stan Getz. Scott LaFaro on bass. A number I’ve missed I’m sure.

It is undeniably a black music form at its roots. I will never, however, call it BAM. It will always be jazz to me.

And BTW, Benny Goodman got famous playing (black American) Fletcher Henderson’s charts. Benny paved the way for having a mixed race band when he hired Charlie Christian.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 11:57:54 AM PST by dmz
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