Traditional jazz reissues

Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 1:00am

Traditional New Orleans music, also known in some circles as Dixieland, gets less coverage and publicity than any other style of jazz. Even the most extreme avant-garde sessions are reviewed in jazz publications, yet no magazines except specialty papers like the Mississippi Rag offer traditional jazz fans information about their heroes.

Although it was the earliest style of recorded and performed jazz, the traditional sound was eclipsed by swing in the

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