Tricky Sam Nanton: It Don’t Mean a Thing

Check out Tricky Sam Nanton’s solo in the Duke Ellington band. He had a great vocal sound on the trombone that nobody has equalled since. His solo starts at 1:11. A short clip from some of the greatest pop musicians of the 20th century in the US. Info about the tune and some of the musicians below:

A Growly Clarinet: Gypsy-style “Caravan”

The growly clarinet tone in the video is produced by growling in the back of your throat while playing. Great sound! There’s an absolutely wonderful version of Cootie Williams (trumpet) doing this Juan Tizol-penned tune.