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From: "Tom Izzo" <>
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 02:18:30 -0500

Hello Low Note Affacionados,

I'd like to introduce myself.
I was on the Contrabass-L several years ago & have now rejoined this august group.

I'm primarily a Bass Trombonist, however in that regard as a freelancer, I do play many of the Bass's cousins including the wonderful Contrabass Trombone.

Though specializing in Bass Trombone, I do have a COMPLETE set of Trombones not only down though the BBb/FF Contrabass, but also up through the Bb Piccolo (even more rare than the Contra). If you're interested you can see some of my Trombone collection including both the Piccolo & the Contrabass on my website at

Bass & Contrabass instrruments I own & play:

FYI on my website there is also a pic of me playing the Rod Baltimore Eb Contrabass Sax (with a Tuba mp, no less).

Anyway, I'm from Chicago & it's nice to be back with other "low men on the totem pole" as it were. (women too).


Tom Izzo, director
The BASSics  (Bass Trombone Quartet)
The TOMBONES  (mixed Trombone sextet)
The Naperville Area Trombone Ensemble (large Trombone choir)


Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 09:03:10 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Dave Robinson

If Dave Robinson (brother of Scott) is still checking out the list, could he please drop me a line?


Merlin Williams
A member of the Saxring and the Duke Ellington Ring.

Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 17:29:57 EDT
Subject: Re: Contrabass-L

In a message dated 9/26/99 1:19:23 AM, writes:

<<Anyway, I'm from Chicago & it's nice to be back with other "low men on the
totem pole" as it were. (women too).>>

Tom, I've been a Contrabass-L subscriber for a couple of years.  It's fun,
although hecklephones don't quite interest me as much as subcontrabass tubas.

Seeya Thursday at PBB.


Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 18:51:15 EDT
Subject: Re:

I'd just like to say to that guy who has an extreme addiction to trombones, too
play somthing else!!!!!
Please, I mean come on now trombones?    :(

pick a real bass instument like tuba or string basss, or even SAX!!!!!

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