Felix Mayerhofer in New York City - in the beginning of 1949

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, page 41:

When the saxophones switched to clarinet for ballads, they used an object I’d never seen before or since. They put their clarinets in cheerleader-type megaphones, then inserted their hands through openings on the side, and when they played, got a haunting subtone quality. It was about this time that most saxophone sections in big bands stopped using both clarinet and sax and just used saxophones.
cite as

Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 41. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1417794343268 accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer

Listening to

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jazz ballads performed by Ida Ray Hutton-Randy Brooks Big Band

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1949
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:45:43 +0000