Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tuesday February 12, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:09 AM
At the Still Point…

Roy Scheider in 'All That Jazz'

The Lives of Jazz, by Gerald Early: Feb. 12 premiere of Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue was commissioned in January of 1924 by Paul Whiteman for an experimental concert of popular music. It was… premiered at Aeolian Hall in New York City on February 12, 1924 with the composer at the piano.” —Matthew Naughtin

“Whiteman’s concept of the ‘true form of jazz,’ even as late as 1924, was the original Dixieland Jazz Band’s 1917 recording of… Livery Stable Blues, with which he opened the program.” —The New York Times

For another sort of livery stable blues, see Readings for Candlemas (Log24, Feb. 2, 2008).

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