[Dixielandjazz] Bruce Turner

Marek Boym marekboym at gmail.com
Sat Jul 27 07:43:48 PDT 2013

You are right.  With three exceptions: the trumpet, the soprano saxophone,
and the alto saxophone (the latter - arguable).  The musicians in question:
Louis, Sidney Bechet and johnny Hodges.

On 26 July 2013 00:16, Ken Mathieson <ken at kenmath.free-online.co.uk> wrote:

> **
> Hi Folks,
> Bruce was indeed a one-off, but, beyond a certain stage of competence,
> comparison between great plalyers becomes futile. None of these players is
> better than their peers: they're simply different and it's their
> individuality which makes them stand out, not just from lesser mortals, but
> also from one another and it's this individuality which we should celebrate.
> While we're on about Bruce, I was working with Evan Christopher for a few
> days on the Edinburgh Jazz Festival and he brought up the pseudonym "Jimmie
> No-one", but didn't know it was a Bruce Turner invention, so Bruce's other
> inventions of "Omer Someone" and the crazy conflation which was "Hung Nuts
> Picou" came as a special delight to Evan. Incidentally, we had a ball with
> Evan working with my Classic Jazz Orchestra in a programme celebrating the
> New Orleans clarinet tradition and the music of Jelly Roll Morton and also
> in a specially-assembled international sextet playing transcripts of some
> of the John Kirby Sextet material. If anyone's interested in a fuller
> report on these gigs, just let me know. I've got a 2 day rest-up before it
> all gets busy again at the weekend, so I'll be happy to give details of
> personnel and repertoire. Meantime, here's a link to a review in the
> Glasgow Herald newspaper of Evan's concert with my band:
> http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music/palazzo-spiegeltent-edinburgh-ken-mathieson-classic-jazz-orchestra-with-evan-christopher.21692718
> Cheers,
> Ken Mathieson

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