Nice period piece! I don't know who it is, but he or she (unlikely in that time frame) has all the vocabulary of that idiom down cold. This ought to be a TV theme for a period program sitcom.Frank D said:I'm out of the contest!
Nope. It's definitely neither of these. I don't know who it is, but I can be pretty sure it's neither of these (are there recordings of Bostic playing tenor?).saxphil said:Earl Bostic?
John Laughter would know.Reedsplinter said:Nope. It's definitely neither of these. I don't know who it is, but I can be pretty sure it's neither of these (are there recordings of Bostic playing tenor?).
Maybe it's Fred Hemke or Larry Teal.Bill Mecca said:Guys Just want to let yo know, I have no idea who it is. I guessed Ace Cannon, and was wrong. Whoever it is plays very cleanly, almost too clean.
I took a second guess at Johnny Paris.
Not King Curtis, though he COULD have played this. But if he had, he would have played something else!MartinMusicMan said:I guessed King Curtis, only because some of the licks sound right, but the tone is not his. As others said, it's very clean and has all the vocab of the time. Jim Horn or Steve Douglas would be my other guesses too.
Will the YouTube poster of this clip reveal the player's identity? Otherwise we'll never know. . . .spike said:Agree with John Laughter, must be either Jim Horn or Steve Douglas, wrecking crew job. Very clean. Thanks for the link Bill, very interesting.
Who cares what song it is? LOLshannonwaxwell said:Everyone, don't try to guess who the saxophonist is. Per previous comments, that info is not available on the album. The sax only version was merely an "extra" thrown in on the album. Once I reveal the song/album - and who sang the vocal version - someone might be able to research this - and find out who the actual saxoponist was - but the album doesn't say. Another hint - the *woman* who sang the vocal version of this song never played the sax.
I thought of Plas too. I really don't think so, though -- but it's possible; I think Plas could easily play this.Reedsplinter said:Not King Curtis, though he COULD have played this. But if he had, he would have played something else!
It actually sounds like my late lamented man Joe Stanley of DC, but I doubt it's him. He could have done this. But so could a lot of people of that time. (Plas could have.) It's a real period piece.