cakewalk composé en 1914 par Julien Porret , trompettiste et pianiste , compositeur au talent immense , il a écrit beaucoup d 'oeuvres pédagogiques entre aut...

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Comment by marc dalmasso on March 22, 2012 at 11:42

composed in 1914 by Julien Porret , French virtuoso of the trumpet & cornet à pistons   , pianist , compositor and pionneer of jazz & ragtime music in France .  ( nylon strings ; bass lowered to B )

Comment by thereallyniceman on March 22, 2012 at 12:37

Hey Marc, that is a great tune, and doesn't the banjo sound good with that lowered bass.

You certainly choose some superb tunes for your videos. Is that a recording of Dad playing the piano?

I never really associated ragtime with France. My mind associates it with being an American, and later British, phenomenon. I live and learn!  Julien Porret certainly was a talented composer!

One thing Marc, that is a plectrum banjo you are playing. There should be a Lawes against it  :-)

Comment by marc dalmasso on March 22, 2012 at 14:39

Yes , the Bj sound great with the B bass ; i came from a piano arrangment ( French  cakewalk writed  for piano  & brass , i guess , so special melody _) i decided it sounded better with the B bass & the plectrum , specialy when i browse the strings to make sound the strange chord . I have send the scores .

1  month  ago , Maurice André passed away , he was a French trompet  'player well knowed in all the world ; same thing fot Julien Porret but some years before . I readed he started to play ragtime because during the WW1 , he was in San Francisco with his band " the French army band " & he learned there

Comment by thereallyniceman on March 22, 2012 at 14:46

Thank you Marc. That is very interesting. Perhaps I was correct when I said Ragtime was from the USA :-)

Marc has sent me the score and it is now available to download from our MUSIC LIBRARY

Comment by Mike Moss on March 22, 2012 at 18:23

Well done! Brilliant playing, the bass to B is an interesting option which I've been looking into lately as well. It can really help with some tunes.

Comment by Tom Ryan on March 23, 2012 at 20:32

Hi Marc,

There is a low A in bar 4 - is this note not played or do you substitute another note for it?



Comment by marc dalmasso on March 23, 2012 at 21:50

Hi Tom ; yes i made an arrangment from the piano score ; these 4 first bars are the intro ; according to the score there are in "unisson " with the piano , i have solved the problem of the low  A  by playing the whole intro one octave upper ; i should have mentioned this on the Bj_score

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