[Dixielandjazz] St Phillip St Breakdown

john thomson jnt at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Aug 29 09:52:37 PDT 2003

One of the finest recordings of this piece by Lewis was with Ken Colyer's
Jazz band in 1957.  It is available in 504 Records, 'George Lewis with Ken
Colyer's Jazzmen - The Famous Manchester Free Trade Hall Concert, 2nd Half'


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phil O'Rourke" <philor at webone.com.au>
To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 5:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] St Phillip St Breakdown

> > I've been trying to transcribe the clarinet part to St Phillip St
> Breakdown. The only copy I have is on American Music's George Lewis Trios
> and Bands CD. I can't match the key at all (perhaps its played on a HP
> clarinet?)--does anyone know what key this piece is in (concert pitch)and
> can anyone recommend any other recordings of this piece of music.
> The American Music recordings are very hard to accurately pin down as to
> key they were played in. Bill Russell had a recorder than ran at approx
> 82rpm. The resulting discs were then mastered on a mchine that ran at
> 76rpm.. I think the people at George  H's place have done marvels in the
> pitch correction they have done.
> On another angle to this; St Phillip Street is similar to Burgundy Street
> that george played it for most of his career and it slowly evolved over
> years.
> Phil O'Rourke
> Australia
> _______________________________________________
> Dixielandjazz mailing list
> Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
> http://ml.islandnet.com/mailman/listinfo/dixielandjazz

More information about the Dixielandjazz mailing list