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Hi guys,

Was just listening to Ken Burns' CD on Mingus - specifically Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. The tenor solo is just amazing.

I'm wondering who plays it.

Possible choices are: Booker Ervin, Bobby Jones, or Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

It's just such a beautiful solo and I want to listen to more of whoever it is' stuff!

By the way Eric Dolphy plays alto in the band, and his sound is kick ***.

-Dan
 

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Hey guys,

Checked this out and I'm pretty sure the solo is played by John Handy. Who didn't usually play tenor.

Grr. LOL.

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The original recording (on Mingus Ah Um) is for sure Booker Ervin sobbing and wailing on tenor, what a solo, one of my favourites, just beautiful.
 

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wasn't there two solos, one tenor and one alto? there was the tenor intro, the melody, followed by a tenor solo, followed by an alto, and then back to melody. i believe handy did the alto, but i have no clue who did the tenor.
 

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John Handy. Isn't that the solo where he does some cool flutter tongue?
 

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on saxsolos.com it says the artist for the song is John Handy

Peggy's Blue Skylight is Richie Cole
 

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Sorry for resurrecting an old thread....

I was just listening to this again, I had always thought it was Booker Ervin.
So is it John Handy ?
Anyone have a definitive answer?
 

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Sorry for resurrecting an old thread....

I was just listening to this again, I had always thought it was Booker Ervin.
So is it John Handy ?
Anyone have a definitive answer?
It is John Handy. Over the years it's been occasionally credited to Ervin -- I think the original liner notes perhaps gave that impression. But: it's Handy. He talks about the solo and the flutter tonguing, among other things, here:

http://indianapublicmedia.org/nightlights/john-handy-talks-with-night-lights-part-2/
 
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