[Dixielandjazz] Songs Tuba Players Don't Play - What business are we in?

David Richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Wed Dec 8 17:15:52 PST 2004

we don't have a piano - just me and the banjo hold the chords together 
- although the horns that are not taking solos sometimes help out a bit 
on some songs. That helps keep the songs interesting, but DYKWIMTMNO is 
a bit tiresome - just listen to the various recorded versions Louis did 
- I know it was his "theme" for a long time - not much differenced 
among his "all-star" bass players.

Anyway, I  play it best I can when it is called - I am not the leader!

Dave R
On Dec 8, 2004, at 1:43 PM, Steve barbone wrote:

>> From: David Richoux <tubaman at batnet.com> wrote
>> Speaking as a tuba player, I can somewhat agree with Tom Downs - the
>> song is OK, I guess, but it is the sort of composition where there is
>> really only one bass line that works well in the chord progression - 
>> it
>> is not open to a lot of tone or rhythm variation on the bottom end and
>> that gets a bit boring after the 3rd or 4th time around. We play it in
>> "And That's Jazz" a lot and i could do with less of it ;-)
> Come on Dave, get with the piano and use some substitute chords. :-) 

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