Odd sax [2]

On Wednesday, the question was asked: “What had changed?”

Well, on 12/09/24, Bix Beiderbecke and the Wolverines had arrived in town: although Bix left within a month to join the Jean Goldkette Orchestra in Detroit, his music fascinated New York musicians.

Then the second whammy; on 13/10/24 Louis Armstrong took the third trumpet chair in Fletcher Henderson’s band.

Under these influences, New York bands turned to hotter jazz. As a second example listen to San, recorded in May ’26: Rollini’s solo is outstanding – obviously no string bass or brass base (either tuba or sousaphone) could have delivered the like.

The Ramblers recorded under some hundred or so pseudonyms, often as smaller groups. Compare their October ’26 nine-man version of My Baby Knows How


… with their seven-man version as The University Six in November ’26.

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6 comments for “Odd sax [2]

  1. January 4, 2013 at 21:38

    “The Ramblers recorded under some hundred or so pseudonyms”

    Crikey – hectic times.

    Amazon have a University Six CD (1925-1927) – a two disc set which seems good value. I just bought it anyway!

  2. January 4, 2013 at 22:39

    Amazing times. I was listening to some of it today.

  3. dearieme
    January 4, 2013 at 23:52

    Now, Hob, an official request. Please don’t bung up any Rollini youtubes freelance. I’ve got a careful scheme in mind for rolling them out. Ho yuss.

  4. January 5, 2013 at 00:20

    Your wish is my command.

  5. January 5, 2013 at 01:06

    O/T note to James H.
    Re your apology to Paul @OOL

    I tried posting there one last time “I haven’t been able to post here for a while, worth giving it another try?”

    Nope, went straight to 405 error

  6. January 5, 2013 at 01:35

    Missed that, sorry. We come past every so often. Spam notifications don’t come to email but new approvals do. Therefore what is in spam can be missed.

    Sorry about that – don’t know how to fix the system and why it chooses some to spam and some not to, often from the same person.

    We’ll stay vigilant.

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