Odd sax [3]

[The Ramblers] could also play their jazz at a slower, insinuating pace: here’s their Farewell Blues of February 1927, recorded as the Goofus Five.

What you have to keep reminding yourself is that Rollini invented the bass sax as a jazz instrument; he had no model to copy.

What you hear is all him. Remarkable!

Anyway, let’s end this part of his tale with the May ’27 version of Crazy Words, Crazy Tune aka …

Matches Old and New.

Late in the Spring of ’27 Rollini resigned but that didn’t stop him recording swinging tracks with the Ramblers; here are a couple.

First a tune I don’t much care for, except this rollicking version – After You’re Gone from June ’27.

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2 Responses to “Odd sax [3]”

  1. James Higham January 6, 2013 at 19:12 Permalink

    As if the music were not enough, those pics are superlative too. Talk about going back in time.

  2. A K Haart January 6, 2013 at 19:45 Permalink

    Great stuff – I just love the Vo-Do-Do-De-O-Blues. Agree with James about the pics too.

    A must have I think – the jazz that is.

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