[Dixielandjazz] No Rhythm Front Line

Steve Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 27 14:14:53 PDT 2004

Dan Augustine asked about the "front line only" chorus.

Add Barbone Street to the bands that do this, or variations of it. 
Sometimes all 3 horns, sometimes only two horns. Very effective device 
to add listener interest. Tiger Rag, Struttin With Some Barbecue, most 
minor tunes etc. all adapt well to it.

We also pair a horn with the bass, or clarinet and drums, etc., to vary 
the sounds, while the rest of the band rests. And sometimes, just a 
"rhythm section" chorus with guitar, bass and drums concentrating on a 
pulsing rhythm like Basie's.

Steve Barbone

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