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9390Re: [RedHotJazz] Cafe Capers - Mel Stizel

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  • Mordechai Litzman
    Jan 7, 2013
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      Dear Dan and Priscilla,

      Thanks for your positive comments. The drummer on the two recordings is American - Josh Duffee, who is just getting better and better. 
      He usually plays with trumpet player Andy Schumm. Since you mention 78 sound, I could not resist this link to a  78 recorded in 2011 (why on 78?). Go to 1.09 min to skip spoken intro. Down in the Gallion by Andy Schumm's Flatland Gang:

      Anyhow, Andy
      Schumm and his orchestra also belong to the rare club of musicians who
      qualify for some truly authentic 20's style recordings. Here is another sample. (Any similarity to Bix is purely coincidental except that this recording was made in Davenport, Iowa, utilizing the Bix family piano, and Andy plays a cornet that belonged to Bix.) Clarinet Marmelade by Andy Schumm and his Gang:



      From: DAN and PRISCILLA MOSS <Danpm45@...>
      To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, January 6, 2013 11:10 PM
      Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Cafe Capers - Mel Stizel

      Those two YouTube links are great! As an aficionado of almost forty years for 1920's jazz 78's, I'm usually skeptical about modern replications of it. Such almost always seems to me to be gimmickry-laden and inauthentic somehow (as if hopelessly "contaminated" by some showy or overly zany "trad" axiom), and I avoid them. However (and forgive if my aforementioned avoidance of this kind of replication has made me naive), these guys get it pretty spot-on, in my opinion. They sound more like a 1920's jazz 78 come-to-life than anything I've heard.


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