[Dixielandjazz] Sop Sax George Probert and Canal St. Blues

Jim O'Briant jobriant at garlic.com
Thu Jun 9 20:14:13 PDT 2005

Art Wood wrote, in part:

> Hi: I invite anyone who has an aversion to the Sop Sax 
> to listen to George Probert's version of Canal St Blues 
> on track 4 of "Firehouse Five +2" Dixieland Favorites.

> His solo starts out with a pianissimo plaintive cry and 
> tells a sad story...no fish-horn blats here. Listen and 
> become a convert.

I didn't hear that particular tune, but I heard George Probert for the first
time at Sacramento this year.  For a fellow who claims he doesn't know any
tunes, he sure plays good.  I've ordered some CD reissues of the Firehouse
5+2 to hear more.

Jim O'Briant

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