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  • Dan Van Landingham
    Jun 9, 2008
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      I know of Dorsey's trumpet via his recordings of "It's Right Here For You","You Can't Cheat
      a Cheater" and "Tiger Rag" on OKeh.I had the original Decca 78 of "Eccentric" that featur-
      ed Jimmy Dorsey on trumpet as well as an LP reissue of Tommy Dorsey playing trumpet
      on "Back to Back" from 1939 on Victor.The only other recording of Goodman playing corn-
      et was his 1928 Brunswick recording of "Jungle Blues";I first heard that recording some th-
      irty years ago on an early '40s reissue on Brunswick.I could never tell if it was Goodman
      on cornet or Jimmy McPartland.I had the latter on a circa 1973 MCA LP called "A Jazz H-
      oliday" which featured Goodman and Jack Teagarden.I felt Tommy Dorsey's tone on trum-
      pet shaky:it reminded me of my trumpet playing after I had playing trombone or the reeds.
      I was fine on trumpet when I wasn't doubling.In fact,when I was in college in Coos Bay,Or-
      egon in the early '70s as a music major,this trumpeter,Carlton MacBeth,came here to do
      a clinic as he was promoting a trumpet method originated by one Louis Maggio back in
      the '30s.It was a "no pressure" type of embouchure.Maggio had his chops shredded and
      some of his teeth knocked out while he was at a train station in St. Paul,Minnesota in
      1919.That accident,which could have destroyed his  career,caused him to approach blo-
      wing cornet in a whole new way which was to place the mouthpiece 2/3 on your upper
      lip.You had to keep your jaws forward.It worked but MacBeth told me to stop doubling the
      trombone.I've never seen professional trumpeters double like I did the reed men I knew
      like Skeets Herfurt,Frank Trumbauer,et al.The Maggio system did give you a fatter sound
      and a five octave range.Satchmo could have benefitted from this method.I still use it and
      I still double the saxophones and clarinet.I can tell you a few stories of my "class clown"
      days in high school which I could pay an octave below the written parts when I was a tu-
      ba player.At any rate,thanks for the info.As of late,I had open heart surgery and I had to
      quit playing but I was given the go-ahead by my cardiologist.I spend some time writing
      movie reviews for the NNDB website.

      --- On Mon, 6/9/08, jimmiejazz37 <jimmiejazz@...> wrote:

      From: jimmiejazz37 <jimmiejazz@...>
      Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: New member -
      To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, June 9, 2008, 7:22 AM

      You can hear Goodman's trumpet on the Ben Pollack side, "Waitin' For
      Katy" of Dec 7, 1927.

      Tommy Dorsey also played trumpet on some recordings.

      And the great bassax player of the 1920s, Adrian Rollini, was quite
      adept on several instruments including the trombone, piano and drums.

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      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogro ups.com, "Tony Bradley" <bopit56@... > wrote:
      > Hi Dan,
      > Selling your 78's without permission, that's really bad news. As
      > say, heartbreaking and infuriating. I'm glad to hear you are
      > after your op. Forgive my lack of knowledge, but what is the NNDB
      > website? I would like to read some of your reviws if they are on
      > net. I also like the clarinet playing of Jimmy Noone and Barney
      > I play the clarinet myself for pleasure, but obviously, I would not
      > place myself in their company. The cat thought not, and left home!
      > You mention that Goodman played cornet and trumpet? Are we talking
      > Benny Goodman? I had no idea that he played these instruments.
      > Take care
      > Tony

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