7611RE: [RedHotJazz] The return of Flo was: Re: Arnett Nelson (King moments w South)
- Aug 5, 2009Hello Yves
Nice to have you back. You know I am convinced on Arville but agree his
varying standards. His playing of almost the identical solo is far better on
the Waller than on the Tibbs and he is even better on 'Flo'.
Just plumbed the Souths and there is very little clarinet here to go on but
what I hear is much farer from 'Flo' than Arville. A much straighter player
who in obligato on 'No More Blues' and elsewhere in ensemble sounds much
nearer to Noone than to Dodds which is, if King, not surprising as he sat
next to Noone with Doc Cook. The only solo I can find 'Marcheta' also
seems to me to be an essay at Noone. But caution, I only have King as
possible/probable here. I hear no clarinet on 'Nagasaki'.
Also what would put King in NYC for 'Flo' ?
Also Clarence had his own stable of musicians, including Arville, to whom he
was loyal. Why would he import a foreigner ?
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