Welcome to my Traditional Jazz Pages
THIS IS A NO FRILLS WEB SITE 508 pages
of News, views and music as at
Friday August 15, 2014
Welcome to my world of Traditional Jazz. The pages which follow are a tribute to the musicians who have dedicated themselves to playing the music of New Orleans and Dixieland in the North West of
the British Isles. Although I try very hard to ensure all the information about the bands and events are correct, please check with the venues concerned before setting out on your journey. - Fred Burnett.
Back in June
2012, Harold Troughton wrote, "Hello Fred. I just
happened on this terrific short jazz documentary film
now available on YouTube. It shows a classic
Dixieland band playing to a wildly appreciative audience in a
New York dance hall in 1954. I'm sure you'll like it ,
particularly the superb natural light photography. Lots
of your readers would dig this record of times when Jazz
was king. Ah well Happy Days ". It features
Jimmy McPartland (trumpet), Willie (the Lion) Smith
(piano), Pops Foster (bass), Pee Wee Russel (clarinet),
Jimmy Archey (trombone), George Wettling, (drums).
Filmed at the Central Plaza Dance Hall in New York City,
with special appearance by Al Minnus and Leon James.
Produced and directed by Roger Tilton and edited by
Richard Brummer, I thought it was worth another mention