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I don't know who it is on alto but the tune is great. I played in a blues band for a while and would quote Bay Elephant Walk in my solo on "Cross Cut Saw" it always elevated the mood!
 

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I love Mancini. Great arrangements, fantastic melodies.... class...
 

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I am not sure, but if I had to guess I'd day Ted Nash (the uncle not the nephew).
 

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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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Henry wrote/thought great themes and segues and such... then his arrangers went to work... Henry was a team!
 

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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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