"It seems to me that to organize on the basis of feeding people or righting social injustice and all that is very valuable. But to rally people around the idea of modernism, modernity, or something is simply silly. I mean, I don't know what kind of a cause that is, to be up to date. I think it ultimately leads to fashion and snobbery and I'm against it."
Jack Levine: January 3, 1915 – November 8, 2010
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Not Harshing Your Mellow But Heating It Up
Nope, that's a mellophone, a mellow brass instrument, not a cheesy electric instrument. I looked up online for recordings made with a Mellotron and the longest one I saw was 18 cuts long, almost all of which I'd suspect no one would recall. I wonder if the times a slide whistle was used would be a longer list, it would include the several numbers Louis Armstrong recorded with slide whistle.
Anyway, here's one of the few jazz players to make much use of a mellophone, the multi-instrumentalist
Don Elliot playing Gershwin's Strike Up The Band
Don Elliott, mellophone
Hank Jones, piano
Wendell Marshall, bass