Tin Roof Blues- NORKs

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  • Tin Roof Blues- NORKS
    • Background
      • 13th March 1923
      • Richmond, Indiana
      • Gennett Records
      • Band met in Chicago
      • Mares and Brunies formed band which played New Orleans polyphonic style (later Dixieland jazz)
    • Band
      • Front Line
        • Paul Mares- Trumpet
        • Leon Roppolo- Trombone
        • George Brunies- Trombone
      • Rhythm Section
        • Mel Stitzel- Piano
        • Ben Pollack- Drums (cannot be heard)
    • Structure and Features
      • Outro
        • 77-8
        • First bar played by trumpet, then ensemble joins in
      • Chorus 6
        • Collective improve., more free, trumpet now improvising so composed melody less audible
        • 65-76
      • Chorus 5
        • Clarinet Solo, piano improv. underneath
          • Uses blues notes throughout
          • Strong vibrato on sustained notes
          • Range of 2 8ves, doesn't use chalumeau register
          • Nearly all notes are slid onto from above/below
          • Fills, glissandi, smears, fall offs, scoops bend pitch
        • 53-64
      • Chorus 4
        • Trombone solo, piano improv. (RH more syncopated)
          • Tailgates
          • Use of 7ths and minor 3rds
          • Range of 13th
        • 41-52
      • Choruses 2 and 3
        • 17-28, 29-40
        • Descending chromatic, front line in harmony, piano more chordal
        • Chorus 3 more structured
      • Chorus 1
        • 5-16
        • Collective improv. in trombone and clarinet, precomposed melody in other instruments
      • Intro
        • 1-4
        • Piano only
    • Glossary and Techniques
      • Collective improvisation/New Orleans Polyphony
        • Front line instruments improvise at the same time
      • Smear
        • Slide up to a note from below
      • Fall off
        • Slide down at the end of a note
      • Scoop
        • Slide down and back up during the course of a note

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