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denny seifried

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« on: Jan 31, 2006, 09:59PM »

I was just reading the Bill Reichenbach thread and wanted to add the name of another, great, improvising bass trombonist, and that is NYC "heavy" Jeff Nelson.

I was able to experience some Jeff Nelson, live bass bone playing, last Saturday evening, down in Huntington WV, as Jeff and OTF Forum member, Dave Gibson, were section-mates in the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band. The Gillespie All-Stars were part of the Marshall University's annual Jazz Festival.

Jeff got turned-loose on a chorus on the Gillespie standard, Manteca and does this guy have some chops on bass bone. Like Bill Reichenbach, Jeff uses the ENTIRE range of the bass trombone, when he blows. He has a beautiful legato down in the valve/pedal range and the notes just flow and flow.

If you want to hear some of Jeff Nelson's improv. skills, get ahold of the great jazz trombone quartet Cd, recorded by Jeff and three of his friends, The New York Trombone Conspiricy. Jeff blows a few choruses on that Cd.

It was really great to be able to meet Dave Gibson and Jeff and hear that great band of NYC's finest jazz musicians, both young and older players!
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Denny Seifried
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2006, 07:55AM »

No offense, but isn't the Gillespie standard "Manteca", not "Montecca"?
I could be wrong.
That concert must have been amazing, though. I love bass bone solos, they know how to do it better than the tenors!  Amazed
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 01, 2006, 10:16AM »

Oops, little spelling error---fixed it--thanks Embarrassed!
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 01, 2006, 11:19AM »

Haha no problem Denny, happens to the best of us!
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