I actually tried to get a sound as big as Adrian Rollini, who was playing bass sax at that time . . . so I suppose whatever sound I get goes back to that.
No baritone player should be afraid of the noise it makes. Harry Carney isn’t.
John Salmon says
Is anybody in jazz (Maynard Ferguson, perhaps?) as renowned for his sound (as much or more than what he played), as Carney?
It’s impossible to imagine the Ellington Orch.’s overall sound without him.