Monday, June 16, 2014

Safe to buy Wilcoxon again?

They obviously don't quite get why
people are buying these books, but OK.
Here's some good news: a student of mine brought in a new copy of Charley Wilcoxon's Rudimental Swing Solos, and it appears the current publishers of Wilcoxon's books have recognized the shortcomings of the Richard Sakal editions, and have begun selling the books in their original form. The covers are new, and quite goofy, but the actual contents have their older, presumably Wilcoxon-approved layout.

As we've documented, there are several annoying typos in Rudimental Swing Solos, but Rolling In Rhythm is really just a horrible, unusable mess in the Sakal edition. I'm very much looking forward to comparing editions there— I'm guessing it will be a real bloodbath.

 I would order by phone to ensure you're not getting old Sakal-edition stock.

2 comments:

Michael Griener said...

When I see that cover I'm really happy that I still have some (very) old copies left.
What do these people think?

Frank Dasaro said...

my copy looks nothing like that