[Dixielandjazz] Lester Young and Jimmy Noone
joe.carbery at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 13:10:20 PST 2013
In an interview with Max Jones published in Jones' book *Talking Jazz *Bigard
states that he worked on tenor saxophone (with Albert Nicholas) at Tom
Anderson's Cabaret in New Orleans from 1922 to '24. And of course he played
tenor in King Oliver's reed section from late 1924 to '26.
On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Rick Campbell <ricksax at comcast.net> wrote:
> Robert Calder wrote:
> <The same's actually the case with Barney Bigard, who switched from tenor
> to clarinet.>
> I think a little research will indicate that Bigard was always primarily a
> clarinetist who was asked (forced?) to double on tenor sax ensemble parts
> by Duke to fill out the section.
> Duke noted as much in "Music Is My Mistress" when he said that "Ben
> Webster was our first tenor saxophone soloist."
> When Duke wanted a sax solo in the early years, it went to Johnny Hodges,
> Otto Hardwick or Harry Carney, not Barney.
> Rick Campbell
> Portland, Oregon USA
> ricksax at comcast.net
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