[Dixielandjazz] Bass Solos

Beth Villanyi bethv at portafortuna.com
Fri Jul 23 10:33:20 PDT 2004

Hi Rebecca,

Obviously, you have never heard the outstanding tuba playing of David "Red"
Lehr, who plays with Jean Kittrell and the St. Louis Rivermen, Jazz
Incredibles, etc. If you can get hold of a recording of their "New Tiger
Rag" you won't believe your ears. The man actually triple-tongues the tuba
and gets sound from it at the same time!

He and Jeannie are the main reasons I became a trad fan in the first place.
What a shame their gig at the Robert E. Lee had to close - that was always
my favorite thing to do when visiting St. Louis (my hometown).

Beth Villanyi

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thompson" <rebecca.e.thompson at verizon.net>
To: "'dixie'" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 5:44 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Bass Solos

> Which leads me to ask the question.  Why are bass players given a solo?
> it just for their ego?  Or just a way to give the other players a rest?
> Seems no one really appreciates them...
> I LOVE the bass line when played with other players.  BUT solo?  Very
> seldom.
> Rebecca Thompson
> Flower Mound, TX
> -----Original Message-----
> >I have noticed that people do not pay
> much attention to bass/tuba solos<

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