RE: [RedHotJazz] Re: Keppard was Tiny Parham
- Hello John
Does anyone know the source for Keppard on the Jaspers, an old chestnut ?
Well considered by nobody less than Max Harrison in 'Essential Jazz
Records -1'. To précis. Gushee suggests Punch -- who it is definitely not.
Harrison cites similarities with Shoffner but 1925 Shoffner and by 1927 he
was too Louis. Also seeming anomalies between the two sides 'Stomp Time' and
'It Must Be The Blues'. To me, the former is typical Keppard but the latter
certainly more legato and nearer to Louis. Harrison suggests aural
similarities Lee Collins or Ed Swayzee -- IF it is he on Morton's 'Deep
Creek'. (And where else is he ?)
Harrison comes down for Keppard and so do I. He was an uneven performer and
in our previous discussion of him here I claimed to find some Louis in his
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- --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "David Brown" <johnhaleysims@...>
> Also seeming anomalies between the two sides 'Stomp Time' and
> 'It Must Be The Blues'. To me, the former is typical Keppard but the
> certainly more legato and nearer to Louis.Hi Dave:
I would opt for Keppard on the Jaspers as well (although with a
question mark): I hear his tone and phrasing on "Stomp Time", also a
characteristic delivery slightly ahead of the beat. Regarding the
second tune: there seems to be a dearth of straight blues in Keppard's
recorded output, so not much to compare this to. The cornet does take
an approach similar to that on Keppard's Jazz Cardinals' "Salty Dog"
of the previous year.