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1920 RUDY WIEDOEFT PALACE TRIO Desert Dreams/ MISSY Intr Rain' on my Dreams

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A series of greatPATHE and REX vertical Sapphire recordings:

Jazz Saxophonist Rudy Wiedoeft Saxophone w accordion and piano.

Oriental song which sounds like a version of DARDANELLA


Rudy Wiedoeft (instrumentalist : saxophone)
J. Russel Robinson (instrumentalist : piano)
Mario Perry (instrumentalist : accordion)

10" 78 rpm record

Condition:EXCELLENT faint scuffsplays E+ EXCEPTIONALLY quiet


[ Rudy Wiedoeft's Californians ]
b: Jan. 3, 1893, Detroit, MI, USA, d. Feb. 18, 1940, Flushing, NY, USA.
In 1841, Adolphe Sax invented the Saxophone, in Brussels, and patented it in Paris in 1846. (He patented fourteen different sizes of the instrument.) With the exception of the 'C-Melody' sax, all are transposing instruments. In 1915, the saxophone was introduced to Jazz bands by Rudy Wiedoeft, and he became the instrument's foremost soloist. In 1917, he made the very first jazz recording, "Canary Cottage" , that utilized the Sax. Also, on August 2, 1917, Rudy led his own band, the Frisco Jass Band, and recorded his own tune Umbrellas To Mend. Parenthetically, we should note that the Frisco Jass Band, may be another one of those bands formed by Gus Haenschen, musical director for Brunswick Records. Rudy particularly liked the C-melody sax (pitched betwen the alto and tenor), and this model became immensely popular during the 1918-1930 period with musicians such as Frankie Trumbauer and many others. It was even commonly found leading the choir in churches and Sunday schools.

Rudy, brother of bandleader Herb Wiedoeft, was probably more responsible than anyone for the saxophone being accepted as a musical instrument. During the period from 1900 to 1930 in America, there was a saxophone craze which made the electric guitar phenomenon of the 1960's look like nothing in comparison. The one person who best personifies this period was a large musical part of the 1920's, Rudy Wiedoeft. The fact that Wiedoeft is almost forgotten now takes nothing away from his essential role in establishing the saxophone in the public mind. During his short life, Rudy Wiedoeft recorded over 300 record sides for all the major labels - many being his own compositions - and influenced generations of saxophonists after him.

Famed pianist Oscar Levant once descibed Rudy as "...the world's greatest saxophonist.." Even crooner Rudy Vallee switched to the saxophone, after hearing some of Rudy Wiedoeft's recordings. (Wiedoeft's records must have had a most profound effect on Vallee because they caused him to re-enter and complete his high school education, as well as entering the University of Maine.

Rudy Wiedoeft was born in Detroit, MI, to a large family of musicians. He began his musical studies playing in the family orchestra which toured as a professional ensemble. He began as a violinist, but had to switch to the clarinet after an injury to his bowing arm.

As a young man, he discovered the saxophone, and in 1918, he came to New York in the pit orchestra of the musical "Canary Cottage" , where his playing was very favorably received by both the public and the critics. At this time, he began the long series of recordings with the Edison company which led to his world-wide fame. One of these recordings, "Sax-o-phobia" , written in 1918, became the largest selling solo in the history of the Saxophone.

It was Rudy Wiedoeft who organized the first concert in America devoted entirely to the classical saxophone. It was held in New York's Aeolian hall on April 17, 1926. The concert was also broadcast to perhaps a million people on the radio, and featured classical transcriptions by Bach and Tchaikovsky as well as original works composed for the occasion.

The Stock Market crash of 1929 made Rudy's happy-go-lucky style somehow inappropriate to the hard times of the Depression in America. He moved to Paris, France for a year and toured the European capitals where his music was still highly appreciated by the public.

Rudy Wiedoefts' legacy to the musical world is more than just a collection of compositions and recordings. He has the distinction of having introduced the saxophone to American Jazz and Swing Musicians, and from there, to the whole world of Popular Music. Rudy Wiedoeft was just age 47 when he died at his home in Flushing, New York.

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