[Dixielandjazz] Emmett Berry

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Sun May 2 20:16:16 PDT 2010

ROBERT R. CALDER wrote [in part]:
> The Berry Jersey Jump Off solo is not so short as to be merely a break, and I get the impression that it owes a lot to having been allotted so many bars and no more, following the decent Coleman Hawkins performance. 

Dear Robert, my leg-pulling friend,
Not quite "the greatest trumpet solo recorded in the 1940s" but good nonetheless.
The three hot Emmett bursts on "Jersey Jump Off" show why he was held in such high regard by his peers.
His work on two other tunes ("Stompin' At The Savoy/Jump Street") from this 4-tune record date are also worth mentioning.
Thanks for reminding me of these recordings.
They were worth digging out and replaying.
Very kind regards,

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