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The Worst Jazz Solo of All Time

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Published on May 18, 2020

This solo from 1956 is really, really bad. Let's analyze it.
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Listen to the Jones Girl (alt take) - The Five Satins
https://youtu.be/Pt76-vvCGWs

"Flying Home" by Illinois Jacquet (1942)
https://youtu.be/45sVjkW6d30

Illinois Jacquet obituary
https://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/23/ar...

Red Prysock - Hand Clappin’
https://youtu.be/kxFl65HomYI

Big Jay McNeely - Deacon’s Hop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MKwU...

Big Jay McNeely Obituary
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...

Book with a history of Jones Girl
https://books.google.com/books?id=G_Q...

Article about Saxophonist Vinny Mazetta
https://www.nhregister.com/news/artic...

Interview with Five Satins singer Jim Freeman
https://omny.fm/shows/big-jims-house-...

Elliott Carter - Eight Etudes and a Fantasty for Woodwind Quintet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC0Zt...
David Bruce Composer’s excellent video on composing with one note
https://youtu.be/tHVwHKFL_M0

Tony Lakatos' "one-note solo" Transcription
https://youtu.be/1DRTQkU7Kx8

Ligeti - György Ligeti - Musica Ricercata
https://youtu.be/nIs3jechQ_E

One Note Improv Teaching resource
https://bradleysowash.com/blog/one-no...

Bryan Ferry - Let's Stick Together
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsF_N...

The R&B Saxophone Player list
https://tamingthesaxophone.com/blues-...

Donna Schwartz One note solos; A different approach to Jazz Improvisation
https://youtu.be/LwODMZJG-NE

Rock GUitar solos -
https://youtu.be/62ZJn0cTASo
https://youtu.be/FGwr-BD239Q

One note samba
https://youtu.be/AuEv942wOZs

Leo P at BBC Proms
https://youtu.be/BARAHLk-8dk

Rob Scallon One Note Solo
https://youtu.be/_IVaDoCQhTo

Image Credit
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