Mélancolie

by Nick Dellow


I must say that I can't hear any traces of Bix here....or Gil Evans!!..... but lots of superb Jean Sablon. The main strain in the chorus of this tune is quite like Django's Nuages. Sablon is such a great singer.....and some of his best sides were coincidentally recorded with Django!

Sorry to have to report that I also like Gil Evans' "Davenport Blues", which can be found here:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYnal9m50xo

I have a feeling that Bix would have enjoyed Evans' harmonic explorations. And maybe even the lovely trumpet playing of Johnny Coles.



Posted on Nov 3, 2017, 1:53 PM

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