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    Jazz Multi- instrumentalists

    In a recent post to Dorsetmike I indicated my surprise that Stephane Grapelli played two tracks on piano on "Jealousy" made with Yehudi Menuhin.
    Other Jazz men I know to be multi-instrumental are;-

    Benny Carter (alto and trumpet)
    Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax, other reeds, piano)
    Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone and piano)
    Jimmy Giufre (definitely baritone but also other reeds)
    Lionel Hampton (drums,vibes and I think piano)

    I suppose that many other examples could be produced.

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    Jimmy Guiffre, Baritone, & Tenor also Clarinet, in later years also bass flute and Soprano sax; I saw him at the Odeon New Street in 1958 at one of the JATP concerts, I'm sure he was playing flute then, but I just checked his Wiki entry and no mention there.

    I recall some trumpet players also playing Flugel horn others playing cornet; quite a few other Sax players also doubled on clarinet and other saxes than the ones they were more normally associated with.

    I've heard Oscar Peterson play Harpsichord and organ, I've also heard an accordion on Duke Ellington tracks same tracks not having piano, Toots Thielmans harmonica and guitar (has also played accordion)
    Cheers MIKE.

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    I believe that Pete Jolly Played accordian as well as piano at The Lighthouse.

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    Quite honestly I would be very surprised if any musician could play only one instrument to an acceptable degree

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    Joey DeFrancesco (Hammond Organ, trumpet)
    Arthuro Sandoval (trumpet, piano)
    Kenny Garrett (saxophone, flute)
    Chick Corea (piano, drums)
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
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    Hi guys,
    While listening to the "Gerry Mulligan Three Classic Albums" CD, I came across an unusual situation where in the Getz/Mulligan album they change instruments (tenor and baritone) half way through.
    They came across really well in the reversed roles.

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    That is interesting, very clever in my view.


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    Hi to all !
    Two more adds

    My teacher Tony Scott (Clarinet and good piano)
    Chuck Mangione (Flugelhorn and Rhodes E.P.)

    All musicians can play more than one instrument. It's in all of us.
    The point is who dare to record in public with his alternatives.

    cheers
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    Hi Panos,
    I gave both your guys a spin on Spotify.
    Not quite my scene but I will reserve judgement till I hear more. (You probably realise by now that an old dude has dated tastes in most things, especially music).
    Please pardon my ignorance but what is a Rhodes E.P?

    Cheers John

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDUDE View Post
    Hi Panos,
    I gave both your guys a spin on Spotify.
    Not quite my scene but I will reserve judgement till I hear more. (You probably realise by now that an old dude has dated tastes in most things, especially music).
    Please pardon my ignorance but what is a Rhodes E.P?

    Cheers John
    Sorry John I just see your reply post !!! appologies...

    I'm refering to Rhodes Electric piano (has grand piano action hammers and wooden keys) ! An all time classic, especially in Jazz music. Many Piano legends played one, long list to mention, but Miles was one of the first who use it in his music.

    Chuck played (when not blowin' his flugelhorn...) a suit-case 73 model (the one with a large amplifier below). I got mine in 1982 custom built and used extencively with all my collaborations along with the acoustic grand. The most known is the one with THESIS jazz group in 1985 featuring Tony Lacatos on tenor sax and Attila Laslo on el.guitar. There is also an LP with Tony's compositions we recorded at the time called Thesis, but sadly it seems that I've ......lost it !

    There is a classic jazz Lp from 1972 with Chuck Mangione quartet named ... The Chuck Mangione Quartet, featuring Gerry Niewood on saxes/flutes, Joel Di Bartolo ac.Bass and Ron davis Drums/perc. Land of Make believe is one of the tracks.

    What can I say for my teacher.... Is the best on clarinet. I can talk for him for hours ! Best known for his collaboration with Billie Holiday. I have it on Cd, he gave it to me (Buck Klayton plays the trumpet ...). If you can't find it, I can convert it to mp3 and e-mail it to you to enjoy ! Tell me so.

    Sorry again for.....latency
    Cheers
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    Hi Panos,
    I recognise that you are so active that it takes an old dudes breath away.
    Anyway thanks for your comments.
    I know that I should probably have heard of Tony Scott and I will be checking out on Spotify, as also with Chuck Mangione.I'd love to hear an e-mailed track and will send you a Pm with the address .

    Cheers John

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDUDE View Post
    Hi Panos,
    I gave both your guys a spin on Spotify.
    John, what is spotify used for I assume you can d/l but in which form?
    do they have classical?
    do they have complete works or Albums?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDUDE View Post
    Hi Panos,
    I recognise that you are so active that it takes an old dudes breath away.
    Anyway thanks for your comments.
    I know that I should probably have heard of Tony Scott and I will be checking out on Spotify, as also with Chuck Mangione.I'd love to hear an e-mailed track and will send you a Pm with the address .

    Cheers John
    Hi John !
    Thanks for reply !
    I'll copy the entire cd of my teacher with Lady Day and then convert it to mp3 to fit, some time this week-end and I'll send it for you to enjoy !!
    Many regards
    Panos

    PS. I think C.Mangione's 1972 rec is a bit of a rarity, tell me if so and if you can't find it..then this is an opportunity for me to try to convert an LP to mp3 !! with my new auxiliary program...

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    Hi Colin,
    I'll send a PM on this one

    Hi Panos
    Apm on its way

    Cheers John

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDUDE View Post
    ...Please pardon my ignorance but what is a Rhodes E.P?Cheers John
    John, if you'd like to listen to some recordings with Rhodes why don't you try Bill Evans. There are a few tracks on The Bill Evans Album from 1971. And Chick Corea, of course, used Rhodes in his band, too. Here's a little teaser. Gotta love the interaction between him and the audience.There' s also this piece by Don Grusin - She Could Be Mine. It involves Rhodes, but I'm mentioning it mainly because of the delightful Nelson Rangell's solo on the saxophone.
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
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