Well, I used to watch her on European T.V. and have several of her albums. I like the earlier stuff better but that's not to say her later stuff is bad. Her husband was a pretty good sax player. A Stan Getz influenced player.
Dorothy Baker’s book was tranlated to French by Boris Vian under the title « Le jeune homme à la trompette ». Vian was not only a great writer and poet, he was also a renowned jazz critic, and a trumpeter, playing in the style of... Bix!
The translation is far better than the original, for those who can read the text in both languages.
Just looked ... it is not listed on MF 4/5 Live at Jimmy’s. It is on side 2 of ‘Chameleon’ as GeorgeB noted. Not sure about on a BBN album, I stopped buying the records after ‘live from San Fransisco’.
‘Stan Kenton, he made me a star!’
Actually, I never liked it when he sang that live ... just wanted to hear more trumpet!
I used to play in a really good band with an excellent singer that did some of the Estevan's songs, but add that authentic Latin feel and additional instruments, and there was a rhythmic depth to her band that just wasn't duplicated by my band, no matter how technically clean
Ref getting up and dancing, I used to play in a big band who's leader loved Latin music. Actually a passion of his. When we would get a good Latin groove, he danced around uncontrollably. "The rhythm is gonna get you". 😉
I played in a parlor/society orchestra for a while and it was fun. Some of the parts were written for clarinet and trumpet/cornet in A. I made good use of a beat-up 1925 Conn 22B New York Symphony Orchestra trumpet I owned at the time that had a rotary valve in the tuning slide that switched the trumpet from Bb to A. It worked pretty well.
How do you change it from Bb to A? Do you just turn it with your hand, or do you use a tool?
You just turn the knob by hand. The strange thing was, the valve slides didn't need to be pulled out any to play in tune in A. A friend of mine borrowed it to play a piece in A in the local symphony and he noticed the same thing. I suppose the slides were slightly longer than modern Bb slides.
Also true of the 1914 Frank Holton Revelation I have played a couple of times. It is in tune ( for me, at least ) without pulling the tuning slide out at all.
@Dr-GO thanks for asking Gary. The gig was great - fantastic room, good crowd who enthusiastically responded. I still disappeared up a musical rat-hole on the solo, but I was probably the only one who noticed. I'm sure that you've confronted the dangers of over-thinking a piece of improv.
I enjoyed watching that video but the thing that surprised me was that those little clip-on tuners fit on THAT part of the bell! Had a little session last night and gave it a try and It fit just fine and worked great... so thanks!! 👍