Teagarden doing Bix?

Teagarden doing Bix?

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 23rd, 2012, 7:23 pm #1


Listen to <em>Smiles</em> by Red Nichols and His (many more than) Five Pennies. Get a load of the fire-power!!

Sep 8, 1929. Nichols, Mickey Bloom, Tommy Thunen, Jack Teagarden, Glenn Miller, Herb Taylor, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Rube Bloom, Eddie Condon, Joe Tarto, Dave Tough, Scrappy Lambert.

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Benny Goodman (I believe) on obbligatto behind Scrappy and Teagarden all over the place. <em>I don't know why but I do </em>think that Teagarden plays in a Bixian mode, both at the beginning around the melody and later in his long solo. What do you guys think?

Albert
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April 23rd, 2012, 7:33 pm #2

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Glenda Childress
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April 24th, 2012, 12:18 am #3

Listen to <em>Smiles</em> by Red Nichols and His (many more than) Five Pennies. Get a load of the fire-power!!

Sep 8, 1929. Nichols, Mickey Bloom, Tommy Thunen, Jack Teagarden, Glenn Miller, Herb Taylor, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Rube Bloom, Eddie Condon, Joe Tarto, Dave Tough, Scrappy Lambert.

<a href="http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/mp3c/BRUE30540-B.mp3"></a>

http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/ramc/BRUE30540-B.ram

Benny Goodman (I believe) on obbligatto behind Scrappy and Teagarden all over the place. <em>I don't know why but I do </em>think that Teagarden plays in a Bixian mode, both at the beginning around the melody and later in his long solo. What do you guys think?

Albert
I agree. It's true that Teagarden had his own genius and style, but Teagarden's choice of notes and the way he works around and with the rhythm shows that he is on the same page with Bix when it comes to improvisation and to harmony.

Goodman's playing also shows Bixian qualities in my (humble) opinion, again in note choice and rhythm.

A very nice recording with exceptional players.
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April 24th, 2012, 1:50 pm #4

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Glenda Childress
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April 24th, 2012, 3:21 pm #5

As far as influence on succeeding generations of musicians and music itself (and indeed of listeners' expectations) goes, the influence of Bix and Louis have managed to overlap and compound themselves so deeply that it may be a distinction without a difference at this point.

Very few later musicians or listeners know only one or the other.

Without either one of them, subsequent music would have been immeasurably different.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 30th, 2012, 1:55 pm #6

Listen to <em>Smiles</em> by Red Nichols and His (many more than) Five Pennies. Get a load of the fire-power!!

Sep 8, 1929. Nichols, Mickey Bloom, Tommy Thunen, Jack Teagarden, Glenn Miller, Herb Taylor, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Rube Bloom, Eddie Condon, Joe Tarto, Dave Tough, Scrappy Lambert.

<a href="http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/mp3c/BRUE30540-B.mp3"></a>

http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/ramc/BRUE30540-B.ram

Benny Goodman (I believe) on obbligatto behind Scrappy and Teagarden all over the place. <em>I don't know why but I do </em>think that Teagarden plays in a Bixian mode, both at the beginning around the melody and later in his long solo. What do you guys think?

Albert
At 2:06 in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEQqhR0iPUI

And the mellowest Irving Kaufman on record. Beautiful tune, words and music by Herman Hupfeld. In case you don't know, Hupfeld wrote words and music of <em>As Time Goes By</em>.

Do you agree that Mole evokes Bix in his solo?

Albert
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 30th, 2012, 2:13 pm #7


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FD9DR-_mZc

Two trumpet players here: Del Staigers and Mike Mosiello. I am pretty sure the second, muted trumpet solo is by Mike Mosiello. But who plays the first, open trumpet solo. Del Staigers? Good trombone by Chuck Campbell. And Andy Sannella is in there too. Johnny Marvin is the vocalist.

Albert

 
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