[78-L] Jazz solos on film

Doug Pomeroy audiofixer at verizon.net
Tue Dec 11 13:18:00 PST 2012

One excellent West Coast baritone saxist was Bob Gordon.
Died young in an auto accident in 1955.

Doug Pomeroy
audiofixer at verizon.net

My short-term memory is not as sharp as it used to be. 
Also, my short-term memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

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> Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:44:02 +0000
> From: Julian Vein <julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk>
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> 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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