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.