Contest time again. This one’s for the jazz heads.
Simply click here, listen to the audio track, and identify that sax player… if you can. The first person to post the musician’s name in the comments section will win a prize.
That prize is “The Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance.” This 2006 book is by RJ Smith, senior editor of Los Angeles magazine. (And he is a proud reader of UBM).
It’s about the golden age of the Los Angeles jazz scene… Mingus and Ornette, Dexter Gordon and Buddy Collette, Redd Foxx and Slim Gaillard…
So give it a shot, why don’t you?
UPDATE (06/04/07): No winner this time. Yo, I said this was one for the jazz heads.
The reed man is Wolfgang Puschnig, the pride of Vienna, Austria.
I figured somebody might peg the bass player as Jamaaladeen Tacuma and track it down that way. The tune is Ellington’s “Caravan.” It’s from a Tacuma-Puschnig CD titled “Gemini-Gemini.”
I’ll have to give away a copy of RJ Smith’s book next time.