Thank you, Carl.

by Albert Haim

Here are, what I believe, the selections you recommended. I don't know if the quality is good enough for you.

Sent for You Yesterday Count Basie Nov 16, 1938

One O'Clock Jump Harry James Jan 5, 1938

Heaven Help This Heart of Mine Mildred Bailey June 27, 1937

Blue and Sentimental  Count Basie June 6, 1938

Certainly, Herschel was a master of his instrument and I can understand  how you are a great admirer. Indeed, there is a mood associated with Herschel's playing. But I cannot hear the connection to Bix. I agree that Bix in "Singin' the Blues" is thoughtful, but moody? I looked up definitions of moody.

1. Given to frequent changes of mood; temperamental.
2. Subject to periods of depression; sulky.
3. Expressive of a mood, especially a sullen or gloomy mood.
Bix temperamental, depressed, gloomy in "Singin' the Blues"? I don't think so. Complex emotions conveyed in Bix's superbly constructed and executed solo? Yes, but not sullen (brooding, somber) in my opinion.

Posted on Aug 28, 2010, 4:48 PM

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