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Jazz As Art

The Mound City Blue Blowers

One Hour (If I Could Be With You)


When you listen to music, you sometimes conjure images in your mind. Our Jazz As Art series invites you to listen to a piece of jazz and as it plays, scroll down the page and see which of the pieces of art I have chosen comes closest to the pictures in your mind. Hopefully, this will introduce you to recordings and art works you might not have spent time with before.


Coleman Hawkins


This month we wind back the years to 1929 for the music from The Mound City Blue Blowers featuring Coleman Hawkins and If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight. Like Red Nichols' Five Pennies, the Blue Blowers varied in number and personnel for their recordings and on this occasion the line up was: Red McKenzie (comb / kazoo); Eddie Condon (banjo); Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax); Pee Wee Russell (clarinet); Glenn Miller (trombone); Jack Bland (guitar); Pops Foster (bass) and Gene Krupa (drums). They somehow catch a melancholy that fits the title with the smoothness of Hawkins' tenor giving way to a slight lift from Pee Wee's clarinet followed by a nice solo from Glenn Miller. The Blue Blowers were co-founded by Red McKenzie and Jack Bland and McKenzie makes his contibution on kazoo or comb and paper at the beginning of this track.

See what you think.  




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