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Dick Cary also arranged some really interesting neither-trad-nor-modern charts for a colorful (tuba and vibes!) Bobby Hackett group in the late 50's... I believe their lone studio recording is the Capitol GOTHAM JAZZ SCENE, but there are also some airshots that were made available on a Viper's Nest release back in the 90s'... OFF MINOR. John Dengler handles the tuba duties, and Ernie Caceres is featured on clarinet and baritone sax. Worth tracking down.

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Mildly off-topic, but it is interesting that Bill Barber, who played tuba on the Miles/Gil Evans albums, didn't really have many other jazz credentials.  He played in theatre pits and ended up teaching music in elementary schools.  

Interesting that someone would play on jazz albums with that level of notoriety and not do much more than that within jazz.  Then again, there is not much demand for the tuba. 

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3 hours ago, Teasing the Korean said:

Mildly off-topic, but it is interesting that Bill Barber, who played tuba on the Miles/Gil Evans albums, didn't really have many other jazz credentials.  He played in theatre pits and ended up teaching music in elementary schools.  

Interesting that someone would play on jazz albums with that level of notoriety and not do much more than that within jazz.  Then again, there is not much demand for the tuba. 

guess you could read Mike Zwerin's autobigraphies as meditations over this observation... what do you with the rest of your life if your claim to fame is Birth of the Cool and you still have 60 years to live after it happened?

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