T-Bone Walker (and Dizzy)

July 3, 2007

Nicolai Foss

In addition to jazz on archtops, I also dig blues on archtops. A particular favorite is T-Bone Walker, who was strongly influenced by Charlie Christian (they busked together). Many of T-Bone’s solos are very jazzy and very delightful. (This is great if you want to get into the T-Bone style, and this is some of T-Bone’s most jazzy playing).

Here is a fun clip from the place where all good music seems to be concentrating, YouTube, with T-Bone playing his Gibson ES-5 and Dizzy humming the blues assisted by the mouthpiece of his trumpet. Is that Teddy Wilson playing the piano?

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2 Responses to “T-Bone Walker (and Dizzy)”

  1. DHM Says:

    It’s definitely Clark Terry humming through the trumpet mouthpiece.

  2. Nicolai Foss Says:

    . You are right. I was misled by the spectacles.


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