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  • Dan Van Landingham
    Feb 6, 2009
      Just what is "Uptown" clarinette style?I've never heard the term before.When I think of the
      likes of Nunez,Shields,Tio and the rest,I only know of "Louisiana Traditional Jazz" versus
      the so-called "Chicago Style" type of jazz.At any rate,I really enjoy reading these blogs
      as I am constantly learning something new from this website.For Howard Rye:I used to
      have an old British Decca 78 by the Harry Roy band called "Stepping Out at Midnight" or
      something like that(the obverse is "Barrel House Boogie" not to be confused with a Harry
      "The Hipster" Gibson Musicraft 78 with the same title).It was a great band.As for the title,
      the hole in the center of the record was enlarged due to hard use by whomever owned the
      record years before I bought it in 1969 at a Salvation Army thirft store in Coos Bay,Oregon.
      The only other bands from England I was somewhat more familiar with were Ambrose,Ray
      Noble and his New Mayfair Orchestra(on HMV)and Jack Hylton.Somewhere I have an old
      CD of Coleman Hawkins circa 1939 and the very last track was Hawkins with Jack Hylton's
      band.The only other English bands I have heard were by  George Chisolm,Ted Heath and
      another band whose leader's name escapes me at present.His band appeared here some
      forty five or so years ago and a label called "Top Rank".It was another good band;the only
      cut I recall from the album was called "Blue Denham" and "London Derierre".

      --- On Fri, 2/6/09, David Brown <johnhaleysims@...> wrote:

      From: David Brown <johnhaleysims@...>
      Subject: RE: [RedHotJazz] Keep The Spoon Out Of Your Cup was Button Up Your Overquote
      To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, February 6, 2009, 1:53 AM






      Hello Gilbert

      Always nice to hear from you especially as you were there whereas we only
      have the records and the books.

      What do you make of Uptown clarinet style ? Did it still exist -- assuming
      it ever did exist -- in your time in N.O. and if so what players ?

      You are spot on about N.O. clarinet players and blues and this could be
      extended to N.O. players generally.

      I know we discussed the wonderful Ray Burke before and your report of him
      listening to PWR. I had assumed he admired PWR but that is apparently not
      the case ?

      Yes, technique -- proper technique -- is stressed as paramount in accounts
      of early N.O. 'Illegitimate' tone was not prized maybe until Oliver whose
      use of mutes seems to have been widely admired. And maybe here we have the
      reason why Dodds left about no legacy in N.O.

      Dave

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