Some Jazz (1919)
Last updated: 09.06.18
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Composer: S.J. Stocco Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 651
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
Some Jazz is a fine fox trot with three distinct themes. Its form is AABBACC with a 4-bar introduction and a 4-bar interlude between A and CC strains. The A strain is heavily dotted and characterised by close harmony in the melody voices set off against walking bass. The B-strain motive is appropriately a bass affair with ornamented descending minims leading into more walking bass passages. The final C-strain is more-or-less a classic rag standard with syncopated quavers in the dominance.
The cover of the original sheet music amusingly depicts two black-faced bellhops in line-ahead job-sharing the task of playing a saxophone. The leader confines himself to puffing whilst his comrade behind does the fingering passing his arms under his leader's. That's the jazz!
Some Jazz was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.
A tempo of 150 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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