RE: [RedHotJazz] Early Brass Basses
- Hello Alan
Agree great brass bassists. Agree wonderful Cyrus. Agree early Ellington
brass bassist but some uncertainty as to identity. Rust here not reliable.
Apparantly Edwards replaced early 1926 by Mack Shaw who was with band till
Braud. An Ellington specialist would know current state of play.
Toby Hardwick reported that a straight tuba was used at the Kentucky Club
only because the bandstand was too small for any other bass instrument to
At least one photo showing Braud with sousaphone although nowhere on record
Agree brass apt for late 'classic'/proto swing era but somehow cannot hear
it functioning in lighter swing environment of mid/late swing era.
Good point about the tuba adding extra voice for good arranger. It lived
again, briefly, at the hands of Gil Evans and few others at the 'Birth Of
Is there any difference in sound or anything except form between tuba and
sousaphone. Anybody ?
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- I found this 1915 picture (and info) on the Henry Allen Band:
Be sure to check the Brass Band History page on that site - lots of research here!
Dave Richoux (you may notice a different e-mail for me due to technical difficulties with my old one.)
On Feb 11, 2011, at 12:31 AM, "David Brown" <johnhaleysims@...> wrote:
Difficult to find pictorial evidence 20s & 30s brass snip