[Dixielandjazz] Milt Bernhart was Frank Rosolino

Marek Boym marekboym at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 04:45:10 PST 2007

Dear Steve,
I should have known that yopu would come up with a list of musicians
most of whome never sounded like jazz players to me.  I did not know
about Jiggs Wigham - I've only known him from 3 Sat broadcast, as a
leader of a German band.
I know some others, of course.  To the best of my memory, Kenton
employed Vido Musso for a while.

On 20/11/2007, Steve Barbone <barbonestreet at earthlink.net> wrote:
> on 11/19/07 5:57 PM, Marek Boym at marekboym at gmail.com wrote:
> > Difficult to believe - a Kenton alumnus and such a great player!
> > Cheers
> >
> Dear Marek:
> Not so difficult to believe. Milton Bernhart was just one of the boys.
> Kenton's Band was home for a while to some of the greatest players in Jazz
> as well as some excellent musicians in general. IMHO, of course <grin>
> Many of them were also cream of the crop studio musicians.
> Just a few of the outstanding ones are/were.
> Laurindo Almeida, Conte & Pete Candoli, June Christy, Maynard Ferguson
> Carl Fontana, Bill Holman, Shelly Manne, Charlie Mariano, Gerry Mulligan
> Art Pepper, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, Bud Shank, Mike Vax, Jiggs Wigham
> Kai Winding, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Pete Rugolo, Bill Russo . . . et al as
> the above are the ones that come readily to mind.
> Yeah, they all know/knew how to play some of the most difficult charts in
> big band music, as well as improvise.
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone

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