Personally I can't spot a guitar player. Still I'd like to know where the identification of this band originated, as I too have a correction to make. Only whilst trying to hear that guitar it dawned on me that the first trumpet player on this recording isn't Ray Lodwig, but Charlie Margulis!
Points of reference:
Loved One #B (I refer to this take because of its superior sound quality):
- most of the long notes have Margulis vibrato or "ring" in them, especially those in the first chorus, in the transition to the verse and in the verse itself.
- the bridge passage sounds like Lodwig only superficially, but the soloist has a bit more control. Compare the sound of this soloist to the "I'll Be A Friend..." solo, which is Lodwig for sure! Also, comparable solo spots by Margulis can be found on a number of 1929 Trumbauer sides ("Love Ain't Nothin'...", "What Wouldn't I Do...")
- transition from trombone solo to Bix solo: the long notes and the downward glissando are unmistakable.
- the intro (first 4 bars) have the Margulis "ring" to them
- long notes behind Goodman solo: same
- coda: same
Strut Miss Lizzie:
- no positively recognizable points here; still, the first trumpet "shouts" a number of strong high Cs and a high E at the end, in the same manner that Margulis employed in the King Of Jazz film version of Happy Feet.