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    Pity about this thread - it seemed to be popular, then just died.

    would anyone be prepared to resurect it with my help?

    John

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    alto sax brother matthew aka boyce brown. gave up playing in the 40s and became a monk. he made one record in the 50s
    brother matthew with eddie condons jazzband on abc records which is very good and hard to find. gord

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    Baritone Sax player Bob Gordon was making quite an impression in the fifties on the West Coast Jazz scene
    before his premature death in a road accident in 1955. His work on disc with Jack Montrose, Clifford Brown,
    Lennie Niehaus, among others, is most certainly worth a listen.
    Another is trumpeter Sonny Berman. Although he died at age 21 he made his mark solo wise with Woody Herman.

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    Thanks Stu for reminding me of Bob Gordon (You are obviously a West Coast fan as I'm supposed to be)

    I found this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP7bP...yer_detailpage
    I dont recognise Herbie Harper either.

    John
    Last edited by OLDUDE; Sep-18-2011 at 19:02.

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    Wow! I had heard Herbie Harper on some large orchestral albums but never knew he had recorded an album under his own name.
    With Bob Gordon on board as well. Excellent stuff!

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    How about Tony Scott, clarinetist (and Buddhist?)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPsE5...yer_detailpage

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    John, your video triggered a story.
    I met up with Tony Scott back in the late eighties at a Jazz Festival. We sorta met up every day and had a drink and talk. He was quite a great guy.
    I had copy of a magazine manuscript he had transcribed for Metronome way back in the late 50's of the famous Charlie Parker alto break on 'Night In Tunisia'.
    He asked me to make a copy for him as he had forgotten about it and he also asked me to record a track he had made on a record and had lost.
    Later,he was asked to get together a group (big name guys that we all know) to play a jazz set for a midnight radio station, but he asked if he could use my name instead of his own for some reason unknown! I said "yeah! Why not! Fame at last!" So I was famous for about twenty minutes on radio and never played a note!!

    One week later the phone rang, it was Tony. "Hey Stu! That recording you made of that track I wanted, can you record it again? I went and recorded over it! And, can you re-copy that transcription? I lost it!

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    A lovely story of this forgetful guy

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbFXd...yer_detailpage

    Bass trumpet player Cy Touff was also less well known I feel. Got a few good solo's with the Woody Herman Herd and recorded on the West Coast.
    The bass trumpet sounds a bit like a trombone!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNOHpqGMBtE
    this guy should be a lot better known. gord

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    Hi Gord, Oliver Jones. I saw him at a jazz festival once---in the Scottish highlands---playing with his trio ---in a large castle!!! Great stuff!

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    Last edited by OLDUDE; Feb-12-2012 at 20:20.

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    I've been casting through Spotify and found this lot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HcJAgFATRp8

    All new to me

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    The above was Ryan Kisor new to me, but I rate him highly

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    Actually lots of Jazz players were underestimated in their times and even today. Here is some sort list right from the head:
    Johnny Griffin
    Shirley Scott
    Woody Shaw
    Abbey Lincoln
    Blossom Dearie
    Earl Hines

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