[The Ramblers] could also play their jazz at a slower, insinuating pace: here’s their Farewell Blues of February 1927, recorded as the Goofus Five.
What you have to keep reminding yourself is that Rollini invented the bass sax as a jazz instrument; he had no model to copy.
What you hear is all him. Remarkable!
Anyway, let’s end this part of his tale with the May ’27 version of Crazy Words, Crazy Tune aka …
Matches Old and New.
Late in the Spring of ’27 Rollini resigned but that didn’t stop him recording swinging tracks with the Ramblers; here are a couple.
First a tune I don’t much care for, except this rollicking version – After You’re Gone from June ’27.