[Dixielandjazz] "In the Mood Sax Solo"

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 22 19:30:19 PDT 2005

LARRY sign.guy at charter.net wrote:( Polite Snip about In the Mood Sax Solo)

> I don't know
> actually but the Miller solos may have been played by someone and
> transcribed.  I think that the reason a lot of guys don't play the written
> solo that's in the mood is the range used.  It goes from the top of the horn
> to the bottom and those Bb two octave skips at any kind of tempo requires
> two things: a good player and a perfectly functioning horn along with some
> other considerations.

Could also be that the original solo was done by two different sax players,
each playing part of it.

In any event, regarding Glenn Miller; He is up there with Lombardo in my
book. Wonderful music, but boring arrangements for the musicians to play and
very little jazz.


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