Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Bunk Johnson -- 1944

"Bunk was the greatest musician I have ever heard. Why? Aside from the wonderful tone and terrific swing and rhythm, I heard him play more different kinds of things on his horn than I ever heard anyone else even attempt. I just don't believe that there was anybody down in New Orleans who ever had the experiences and ability that Bunk had in playing all the different things that he played -- not only dances and honky tonks, but parades and brass bands, circus bands, traveling for years with vaudeville and minstrel shows, theatre pit bands, and God knows, all kinds of bands. Also he played several different instruments at times ..." (Bill Colburn, quoted in CD notes by "W.R.").

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