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    w/ so little footage of Gene Ammons [hard to believe but I'm sure his prison time affected that] it's pretty cool to see this lost PBS video.
    George Freeman tried to take a solo .... nice drummer btw!


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    great, but not a fan of the varitone electronic device he's using...a lot of guys were using them in that era but they sounded strange ...esp by todays standards...

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    Yeah, not a Varitone fan either but many tenor players were using them circa '70 and over the yrs I've learned to tune it out and just concentrate on the notes.
    And w the scarcity of Jug on video I wouldn't mind if he just played nose flute ala Kirk.

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    i love the varitone

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    This is cool! Thanks for posting.

    Gene is absolutely one of my favorite musicians ever.

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    seems like everyone used that thing back in the day, even Sonny Stitt...

    Love me some Jug. Since we are looking at I Got Rhythm in the standards thread, check this oot:

    I got those cuts from my Rhythm Changes Playlist of 230 songs... then my external hard drive crapped it's pants. I hate technology, sorry folks. The varitone is the least of it

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    always think of eddie harris

    pictured with the maestro version of the varitone..the og varitone was made by selmer


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    That looks like it belongs in 2001, A Space Odyssey

    Varitone: This jazz is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

    Charile Parker: Man, just let me play!

    Varitone: I'm sorry, Charles. I'm afraid I can't do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickingMyEars
    That looks like it belongs in 2001, A Space Odyssey
    haha..same era!!


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    I caught Jug live when I went to to the Charles Mingus "Great Concert" at Philharmonic Hall.
    What a concert!