Bernie Glow

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  1. psalt

    psalt New Friend

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    Wilmer, did you ever play in a section with Bernie Glow? Any observations about his playing?
    Peter Salt
     
  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Sorry to take so long answering.
    I did not have the pleasure of actually playing with Bernie, but he was hired as a bumper, I think that's the proper term, on the recording of a show I played lead on. The show was"Good Time Charley." I didn't need help on that one :cool: It's sort of a tradition to have additional player at cast album sessions. They can be chop-busters. Why do they always record the dance music at the end of the sessions :evil: Bernie curled up on top of one of the unused piano at RCA and slept the session away :lol:
    Bernie was everyone's favorite guy. He was in the Chorus Line band at the end.

    Bernie and Ernie, they don't make them like that any more.

    Wilmer
     
  3. djm6701

    djm6701 Pianissimo User

    Wilmer,

    Can you recommend some recordings with Bernie playing lead on them?
     
  4. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Any of the Gil Evans-Miles Davis albums is a good place to start, then Google Bernie and be prepared to be amazed by his wide range of recordings.
    Wilmer
     
  5. pangaea

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    Who plays that killer intro on Porgy and Bess--a high A, I recall, straight out of the box?
     
  6. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    There is a picture of him to the left of this message.
    Ernie Royal is the man.

    Wilmer
     
  7. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a GREAT article on Bernie Glow in the 1969 may issue of "The New Yorker" magazine. I have an old copy. I called the NYer a month ago and they had one left in their archives, so I bought it and should have it soon.
    It is their "Profiles" section and is called "Lead Player...Bernie Glow"
    One of the most recorded players in history.
     

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