It’s Trad, Dad! Jazz is Overdue its Big British Comeback


Trad (traditional jazz) was a New Orleans revivalist movement of jazz in Britain during the 50s and 60s, rejecting newer styles, such as bebop and big band swing, and successfully fended off the rock and roll craze. The simple and catchy melodies, improvised freely to a swinging rhythm, satisfied people’s taste for something familiar and exciting.