Elizalde's Cambridge University band

by Nick Dellow

Sorry, I forgot to mention that I don't hear any Bix-influenced playing in the Brunswick or HMV recordings of Fred Elizalde's Cambridge University band - known as the Quinquaginta Ramblers (though not labelled as such). Their hot trumpet player sounds like he has been listening to Red Nichols, but most of the hot work by this band of undergraduates is confined to short breaks (except for the piano solos taken by Fred and a few alto solos played by his brother Manuel "Lizz" Elizalde).

Posted on Apr 12, 2017, 11:51 PM

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