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The Dixie Ticklers: Standing Pat

Read "Standing Pat" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The Dixie Ticklers play New Orleans jazz. The band's press release puts it even more emphatically: debut album Standing Pat is “an in depth study of New Orleans jazz." If that phrase sends out alarm bells and anxieties about overly-reverential treatments of tired old trad standards, fear not. Because Standing Pat isn't really an in depth study; it's a fresh take on the music from a bunch of young British jazzers who mix reverence with a happy disregard for slavish ...

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The Dixie Ticklers: Standing Pat

Read "Standing Pat" reviewed by Chris Mosey

The revival of traditional jazz in Britain in the 1950s began in a blaze of idealism. In the following decade, it degenerated into an undignified scramble for commercial success. The Dixie Ticklers, a London-based sextet, want nothing to do with Trad. Their principal influences might be Louis Armstrong's Hot Five, Jelly Roll Morton and Bix Beiderbecke, but a whole lot of other things have gone into their music. They've been influenced by the Crescent City's many rhythm ...


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