Talk:Trad jazz

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useless haggling about terminology

why all this useless haggling about whether the term "trad jazz" is "valid"? it's the same on the dixieland wiki, and the [non]discussion seems initiated by people who know nothing about music.

the paragraph about the opinionated dichotomy about why 'trad jazz' is somehow 'invalid' is a train wreck. it's pitiful. first of all, so-called jazz is not a "folk music tradition like any other." peasants don't just grab a saxophone and start playing bebop. secondly, jazz is not somehow antithetic to "conventions." like any FORMAL ARTISTIC IDIOM OR SET OF IDIOMS, it has conventions. furthermore, you could even consider "breaking loose from convention" a kind of TRADITION in various regional arts.

not to be mean but it's like the peanut gallery has nothing to contribute other than totally vacuous hagglings over terminology. it's totally vacuous people-- please do some research or put some effort into formulating some actually useful encyclopedic ideas.

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