Interview date: 9.10.05
Jason Berry is co-author of Up from the Cradle of Jazz, a look at New Orleans music from WWII to the present. Jason discusses the differences among New Orleans musical styles and explains how neighborhoods influenced those styles. Jason points out that in the early years of Jazz in New Orleans, downtown and uptown musical styles were very different. The downtown musicians generally had formal musical training while the uptown musicians had a rougher style and improvised more.
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