Mole/Rank vs Higginbotham/Harrison/Teagarden

by John Coffin

After all these years, I still feel a disconnect with Mole and Rank's styles. In their hands, the trombone is a different voice from the one shared by most later trombonists. In my current listening, Mole is beginning to make sense to me, and the very early sound of Tommy Dorsey is a kind of bridge to the 'non-Mole-ish' side.

Posted on Dec 16, 2017, 9:55 AM

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