Texas Shout #8 Contemporary Classic Combos

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Editor’s Note: Many fans of traditional jazz have absorbed a bias against the Jazz Revival period from the same academic milieu that typically also dismisses anything before Bop. While they’ve overcome that narrative and embraced […]

Texas Shout #7- Subunits

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THE AMERICAN RAG/”TEXAS SHOUT” REPRINTS – By Tex Wyndham Set forth below is the seventh “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the June 1990 issue of  The American Rag (then West Coast Rag). The […]

Texas Shout #6- Hand-Held Live Tapes

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A Note from the Editor: The past doesn’t repeat itself but it does rhyme and this column from 1990 is a stunning example of that. Tex discusses the growing ubiquity, then, of handheld tape recorders […]

Texas Shout #3 – Hot Dance

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The American Rag/Texas Shout Reprints By Tex Wyndham (The following introduction was added to this column when a series of reprints began in 1997.) Set forth below is the third “Texas Shout” column, reprinted from […]

Texas Shout #2 – Unavailable Records

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The American Rag/Texas Shout Reprints By Tex Wyndham (The following introduction was added to this column when a series of reprints began in 1997.) Set forth below is the second “Texas Shout” column, reprinted from […]

Texas Shout #1- “Dixieland”

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The American Rag/Texas Shout Reprints By Tex Wyndham (The following introduction was added to this column when a series of reprints began in 1997.) Set forth below is the initial “Texas Shout” column, reprinted from […]