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  http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/rama/DEC63286-A.ram Count Basie Nov 16, 1938

One O'Clock Jump  http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/rama/COLB22252.ram Harry James Jan 5, 1938

Heaven Help This Heart of Mine http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/ramc/VOC21334.ram Mildred Bailey June 27, 1937

Blue and Sentimental  http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/rama/DEC63919.ram  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.
 
Albert


Posted on Aug 28, 2010, 4:48 PM

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