The California Ramblers: After You've Gone


After You've Gone


The California Ramblers


Lost Chords: White Musicians & Their Contribution To Jazz 1915-1945

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Adrian Rollini (bass sax, whistling, goofus [archaic multiphonic toy sax sounding like a harmonica]),

Chelsea Quealey (trumpet), Bobby Davis (clarinet, alto sax), Max Farley (clarinet, tenor sax), Jack Russin (piano), Tommy Felline (banjo), Herb Weil (drums)


Composed by Henry Creamer & Turner Layton


Recorded: New York, June 24, 1927


Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

Nothing much happened in 1927. Oh, Lindbergh flew the Atlantic in an orange crate, The Jazz Singer launched talkies, Babe Ruth launched 60 homers, Ellington recorded "East St. Louis Toodle-oo," Bix "Singin' the Blues," Satch "Potato Head Blues" and "Struttin' With Some Barbecue," Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan were born. But otherwise, '27 was as uneventful as the Big Bang. The only bright spot was Adrian Rollini's goofus solo on "After You've Gone" by the California Ramblers, who incidentally didn't hail from California, rarely rambled, and included the quaintly named trumpeter Chelsea Quealey. Whatever, nobody blew hotter goofus than Rollini.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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