[Dixielandjazz] Climax Jazz Band with Dick Cary video "Magnolia's Wedding Day"

Don Ingle cornet at 1010internet.com
Mon Jun 20 08:41:09 PDT 2011

On 6/20/2011 11:11 AM, david richoux wrote:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zHM2t7aUfM
> > From the posted info:
> Magnolia's Wedding Day Climax JB -- Dick Cary
> Climax Jazz Band in a 1978 TV show featuring alto player Dick Cary.
> Dick Cary was the first pianist in Louis Armstrong's All Stars
> Already in the late fifties in the Netherlands when I started
> collecting jazz LP's some of my favourrites were these Eddie Condon
> recordings. In many Dick Cary was on piano and on occasion he played
> the Eb alto horn. With a beautiful tone and with these fabulous
> counterpoint improvisations he became one of my jazz heroes.
> It was of course an enormous honor and thrill to be able to have him
> play with our band on a TV show. Magnolia's Wedding Day is pleasant
> tune to improvise through. Much later I realized that the bridge
> should have a different chord structure. However Dick didn't know the
> tune and therefore all went fine and smooth. One of the favourite film
> clips in my collection.
> ---------------
> some nice playing!
> (I have been shedding on Alto Horn for a while now, not quite there yet ;-)
> Dave Richoux
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Knowing Dick's ability at composing and arranging, the fact that he 
might not have had the right changes to part of the tune doesn't bother 
me at all. He would just have written other ones that would have made it 
sound better anyway. Opinion by one who had the pleasure to be at 
several of his "garage band" rehearsals in Sun Valley.
Don Ingle

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