Sunday, April 18, 2021

And all that jazz

Phew, quandary here - four songs into two slots, as I'd like to keep the third for Tuba Skinny. Two are instrumental, both with Adrian Rollini, two are crooning - Fred Rich and Albert Brunies.  The two not used this evening will be reserved for next week.  Goofus Five after that - there's enough for weeks here now. 

Notes on that song: Red Nichols, c / Tommy Thunen, t / Glenn Miller c, tb / Jimmy Dorsey, cl, as / Babe Russin, ts / Adrian Rollini, bsx / Jack Russin, p / Wes Vaughan, g / Gene Krupa, d. New York, January 27, 1930.

Notes on that song: Albert Brunies, c, dir: Sidney Arodin, cl / Joe Loyacano, as / Glyn Lea "Red" Long, p / Angelo Palmisano, bj / Chink Martin, sb / Emmett Rogers, d / Johnny Saba, v. New Orleans, April 26, 1928.

Last song - you look at what you will but my eyes are on the kid dancing by door 605 [she's hidden behind the tuba player at the very start but is putting in some dance moves early on], plus the lady in blue and white top who comes by, plus another sitting to our left of the band, two other ladies too.  Why?  Because they're right into it but the kid is unusual - it's not really the music of her age bracket and yet she's clearly bopping away there.  If only yoof could all be doing this.  By the way, 1,438,717 views:


  1. All good and yes, if only yoof could all be doing this. And their parents.

  2. On the first one the burst of jazz was great fun - Nichols was in fine fettle though I thought Gene Krupa was awfully pedestrian.

    My attention wandered on the second. On the third the cornet fluffed a couple of notes but all is forgiven as the band bounced along beautifully.

    As for the "bopping" lass: I'm always struck by how few people see to have a taste for rhythm music - yet affect such a taste when it comes to pop music. It's like watching a folk singer's audience on the telly when I was a lad. Most of the buggers couldn't even clap in time.

  3. Yes, it puzzles me too. On the second, thought they ended not badly.