[Dixielandjazz] Scored solos

David W. Littlefield dwlit at cpcug.org
Wed Jul 28 07:57:29 PDT 2004

At 05:21 PM 7/26/2004 +0100, John Farrell wrote:
>Fred Spencer said (re Illinois Jacquet's "Flying Home" solo) :
>"made him famous in the Hamp recording which, like it or not, changed the
>whole face of jazz.Several bands played that solo scored for the whole sax
>section. The only other one I know is Bunny Berigan's solo on Tommy Dorsey's
>"Marie". Any more?"

Fletcher Henderson arranged a multi-horn version of Bix's solo on "Singin'
the blues" for a 1930s record.

>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

IIRC, one of Jim Jones' chart catalogs has some multi trumpet charts by
John Fahey (?) of classic trad tunes. 

>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

Hyman also organized similar concerts of James P. Johnson and Jelly Roll
Morton. "Jelly & James: music of Jelly Roll Morton & James P. Johnson" SONY
MDK 52552.
has most of the tunes that were on the 2 LPs.


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