One of the recordings in my next WBIX program is....

One of the recordings in my next WBIX program is....

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

October 25th, 2017, 6:33 pm #1

.... Henderson's "Sensation."

Help! Listen to the sax break at 2:37 in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SNqObW72wU

I am sure I heard that break in another recording, but I can't think of where. Help!

I ask in youtube but I was met with deadly silence.

Albert
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Fred
Fred

October 26th, 2017, 2:50 am #2

It's a great rendition, from Voc/Bruns records. Buster Bailey was a clarinet master, I'd guess all the clari heard in there is his. Your sax break at 2:37 has to be Coleman Hawkins' tenor... I must have heard it elsewhere, although a specific instance doesn't come to mind.

On the tonic chord, one line per beat -
i (up)
iii i
iiib iiib iiib (dn) i vi v
iiib iiib iiib (dn) i vi v

The last two lines would be a pair of ~3~ s.
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David Tenner
David Tenner

October 26th, 2017, 2:55 am #3

.... Henderson's "Sensation."

Help! Listen to the sax break at 2:37 in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SNqObW72wU

I am sure I heard that break in another recording, but I can't think of where. Help!

I ask in youtube but I was met with deadly silence.

Albert
As noted at by Charles Fox in *Essential Jazz Records: Volume 1: Ragtime to Swing* https://books.google.com/books?id=imfYS ... &lpg=PA185 Hawkins' break hints at Bud Freeman's "The Eel."
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

October 26th, 2017, 2:41 pm #4

Bud Freeman's "The Eeel."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMk_km8COiw

I was thinking of an earlier recording.

Albert
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Nick Dellow
Nick Dellow

October 26th, 2017, 5:22 pm #5


Listen to Joe Venuti in the Blue Four's version of the number, at 1.03 in the following. It's not exactly the same phrase, but it's a similar idea:-


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdFsxeDcjzU


I've heard Venuti play this phrase somewhere else, but can't remember where off the top of my head!

Venuti's phrase also reminds me of the main theme of Sid Phillips' composition "Champagne Cocktail", recorded by the Ambrose Orchestra in 1936. I think the phrase may originate in an old Yiddish tune, but I don't know the name of that off the top of my head either!

OK, I agree I've landed up a long way away from that Hawkins' break!
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

October 26th, 2017, 7:12 pm #6

Similar phrase, but my recollection is a clarinet break almost identical to the sax break in Henderson's "Sensation."

Albert
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David Tenner
David Tenner

October 29th, 2017, 4:43 am #7

Do I detect some resemblance to Tram's break in "My Pretty Girl" around 0:56 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43nwSXnD75E ?
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

October 29th, 2017, 3:08 pm #8

I must have been thinking clarinet because the sax break in question came after an extended clarinet solo. Thanks a lot! I can sleep nights now.

Juxtaposition of the two breaks. First Sensation then My Pretty Girl.

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Albert
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David Tenner
David Tenner

October 29th, 2017, 9:07 pm #9

...is Pee Wee Russell's around 2:09 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO-IsERvaQk
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David Sager
David Sager

October 30th, 2017, 3:15 pm #10

Yes - a classic!
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