[Harp-L] Horns Sounds Like Harp Sounds Like Horns

Regarding this discussion two names come to mind: Cootie Williams and Jed Davenport
Cootie Williams, as many of you know, played with the Ellington Orchestra. He has these mutes and stuff like the "plumber's helper" and stuff and he could play the most incredible "rural sounds" in a most sophisticated way. I always believed he listened to harp players.
Jed Davenport was both a jug band harp player and a pit musician (trumpet) He played in high keys (E) and he played some cool lines
I always wondered what came first? The trumpet lines or the harp lines. Were the trumpet players listening to the harp players or the reverse or both at the same time.

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