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I've always enjoyed the alto solo in Henry Mancini's version of
Baby Elephant Walk.
Any ideas on who the soloist might be ?
This version...

These guys are having fun with this tune....
 

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I am not sure, but if I had to guess I'd day Ted Nash (the uncle not the nephew).
Ted just passed away last Thursday. 12 May 2011

Ted played tenor with Les Brown and Billy May. He played alto on most Mancini dates for years. His nephew Ted has some of old Ted's horns including a Jimmy Dorsey type tenor.
 

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Ted just passed away last Thursday. 12 May 2011

Ted played tenor with Les Brown and Billy May. He played alto on most Mancini dates for years. His nephew Ted has some of old Ted's horns including a Jimmy Dorsey type tenor.
Thanks, Andy. I hadn't heard. Never met him or saw him in person, but really tried to emulate his alto sound on Mancini charts. What a loss.
 

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What a strange coincidence that I started this thread on the eve of his death.
I'm in Greece at present and they were using this tune as a filler on one
of the radio stations I was listening to as I was driving.
I've since learnt it on flute (I don't have my sax with me).
It sounds quite good on flute.
 
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