Thursday, October 4, 2012

From youngsters with a great future to a group of young men who get their inspiration from the past....”

At the Guardian, Jon Savage digs out of the British Pathé newsreel archive this awesome little item on the Original Downtown Syncopators, a trad jazz outfit who modeled themselves on the Original Dixieland Jass Band and their "hotted-up marches"

Detailed description of the action at the Pathe' website

That's Ron Geesin on the piano there...
You can here him tinkling the old ivories on this

Only the other day I was chatting at the other place about the links between trad jazz, the Brit comedy/satire boom, "absurd nostalgia", Goons-y/Cutler-esque Anglo-Dada,  psychedelia...

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