[78-L] Jazz solos on film

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Dec 10 13:44:02 PST 2012

Just been watching a 1956 movie called "The Violent Years", with a 
screenplay by Ed Wood, but fortunately not directed by him. The 
background music includes some milk-and-water rhythm-and-blues and 
boogie woogie, but in one scene there is some decent jazz being played 
at a party, which is appears to be emanating from a blue label Decca (!) 
on the radiogram. Actually, the R&B appears to be coming from the same 
source. It features  pretty decent tenor and baritone sax and piano 
solos (not all complete). I don't recognise any of the soloists. The 
tenor sounds a bit Getzian, but the baritone doesn't sound like any of 
the usual suspects of the time like Serge Chaloff, Leo Parker, Cecil 
Payne, Sahib Shihab, Mulligan etc. I don't know if it comes from a 
commercial record or not.

I was thinking someone like Brew Moore or Herbie Steward for the tenor, 
but the baritone has me puzzled. Presumably, they were all West Coasters.

      Julian Vein

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