[Dixielandjazz] Scored Solos

Steve Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 26 20:35:51 PDT 2004

>"John Farrell" <stridepiano at tesco.net> wrote (polite snip)
>There is (was?) an American saxophone group - Supersax - which plays Charlie
>Parker solos scored for five saxes. I've seen a few of their scary looking
>charts and still marvel at how beautifully the music works despite its high
>I have an 1975 LP (Atlantic SD 1671) of a big band led by Dick Hyman
>"Satchmo Remembered - The music of Louis Armstrong at Carnegie Hall" , one
>of the tracks is the well known Armstrong/Hines version of "Weatherbird"
>scored for three trumpets. Great stuff, high time that it was reissued on
There was some beautiful scoring of Clifford Brown solos by Arturo 
Sandoval on his homage album to Brownie: "I Remember Clifford" about 10 
years ago. He scored the solos, then scored harmony unison parts with 
the solos. He then recorded them one by one and melded them together 
like the old Les Paul recordings. The result is stunning.

Steve Barbone

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