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  • Friday, February 24, 2017

    Happy Birthday

    LIVERY STABLE BLUES
    Jass Or Jazz ?
    100 year old recording
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    .. Sunday, February 26, 1917 marks the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording.
    .. Of course the origin of this uniquely American musical form is shrouded in mystery and controversy - how usual!
    .. Certainly it wasn't invented in 1902 by Jelly Roll Morton, (Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe,)  as he often claimed.
    .. Whatever the case the music is dynamic, innovative and has a cultural longevity that cannot be matched by many other forms.
    ..  To coin a phrase 'take five' and enjoy the video above. Or Dave Brubeck below, (long version here.)
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    .. For a brief time (1930's to 1960's,) Jazz was everywhere. It lost out to young button down's and some rock and rollers that carried bits of it forward. It's still a viable bit of Americana for aficionados and other parts of the American music scene.
    Composition pour Jazz
    .. In 1915 Albert Gleizes had his famous painting published in the Literary Digest. It is rendered on cardboard and currently hangs in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. It was reportedly done in a rapid fashion for the article - hence the cardboard.
    .. What's that got to do with fly fishing?
    .. Well, we've got some jazzy flies from the benches of the neighbors. Bless their nimble hands and generous hearts.
    EXTENDED BODY FAN WING
    .. They need a workout and it's warm and bright outside. The Notellum Watershed is close to hand and the roads are free of snow, (mostly.)
    .. We'll get in a few hours before the fish win again. They are doing well lately. We should be home in time for some dinner and a movie.
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