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From: (lawrence johns)
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 22:57:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [CB] A LIST?

I keep hearing of a list of those  belonging to contrabass. I have never
seen as far as I know anywhere a compilation of those at this chatsite.
So, with that in mind, I am going to start a list which will include
your name or handle and three instruments that you are credited for
playing-so here goes.

(bass sax,baritone sax and bass clarinet)


Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 23:04:57 EST
Subject: Re: [CB] An Introduction

In a message dated 3/31/00 2:21:47 PM, writes:

<< If anyone knows of any good places in the Albany, NY area where I could
see or hear contra instruments please let me know. >>


I'm not familiar with groups in your area, but you might come up with
something if you look at and  There may be groups you weren't
aware of, and some may use Contra instruments!

Fred McKenzie

From: "Leanne Enck" <>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 21:07:36 MST
Subject: Re: [CB] A LIST?

Another name for your list.

(bass sax,baritone sax and bass clarinet)
(clarinet, bass clarinet, contralto clarinet)
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Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 01:28:18 EST
Subject: [CB] Howard Johnson, Dave Bargeron, Bob Stewart, Marcus Rojas and BrianWolff

Thought this would be of great interest to tuba players on the list! These
guys are the VERY BEST in the business! At least in this part of the world.
Get there if you can!

Date:   03/28/2000 7:26:05 PM Eastern Standard Time
BCC:    Heliconman

My name is Ron Caswell and I am a professional tuba player in NYC.  This is a one time mailing so if you fear you have been put on a mailing list fear not anymore.  You have been searched out using the keyword tuba from your public aol profile.  If you have received this email in error because you just happen to have the word tuba in your profile I apologize.  For those of you who play the tuba, played the tuba, or just happen to own a lamp made from an old tuba.... please read on.

This weekend (March 31 - April 2) marks the annual arrival of the New York Brass Conference for Scholarships at: 111 E. 59th St., NY, NY The Light House Conference Center.   If you have never been to the NY Brass Conference I suggest that you check it out.  There are many vendors selling their products, musicians and groups performing, lectures, etc... all under one roof.

However there is something very special happening that weekend for the tuba world.  Howard Johnson will be honored at a club called Makor - New York City  (35 W. 67th St. between Columbus Ave. and Central Park West on Sunday night, April 2 @ 7:00PM).  Howard is one of the most amazing jazz virtuosos of our time as well as being a very prolific arranger and multi-instrumentalist.  Tuba bands will be taking over the club for the night.  These will be the performers on that night:

Howard Johnson (Gravity) & Dave Bargeron (Blood Sweat and Tears) They will be playing with a rhythm section.  What can I possibly say about either one of them.  They will be testing the limits of their horns with their incredible bebop style.

Bob Stewart (Brass Fantasy) and his Brass Quintet.  I call him Slam Stewart.  The master of bass style tuba playing.  From FUNK to R&B Bob Stewart never misses the groove.

Les Miserables Brass Band - Marcus Rojas on the big plumbing.  This is a nine piece brass band that will take you on a whirlwind tour of World Music, not to mention they do an amazing arrangement of Manic Depression (Jimmy Hendrix)

Drums and Tuba - Brian Wolff is the inspiration in this band.  He's been opening with Ani DiFranco over the past year and has three recording out.  He does all original music with drums and electric guitar.  Check him out because he does on the fly sampling of his bass lines and then solos over them.  Very creative.

Well, that's it for my email.  I hope you get to come down and check out these great players.  Here's the address once more with the phone number of the club.  If you have any questions just send me some email.

35 W. 67th St. NY, NY (between Colombus Ave. and Central Park West)\212.601.1000
This Sunday April 2nd starting @ 7:00PM
Makor - New York City

Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 01:33:34 EST
Subject: Re: [CB] An Introduction

<< In a message dated 3/31/00 2:21:47 PM, writes:
 << If anyone knows of any good places in the Albany, NY area where I could
 see or hear contra instruments please let me know.  >>

See my reposting of the big tuba gig this weekend in NYC. Also see if they'll
let you have a look at the subcontrabass tuba at Carl Fischer Music on
Bleecker Street.  Something I've been meaning to do, but I don't make the
trip from Boston that often. Please DO take pictures for the Contrabass

Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 09:11:26 EST
Subject: Re: [CB] introduction/Artley bass flute

In a message dated 3/31/00 1:06:46 PM, writes:

<< Other than Kotato, does anyone know of any good sources for contrabass flutes? >>


I forwarded your message to a local flute teacher, Nancy Clew
(  Here is her response:

"There is a contrabass maker in Munich.  I understand they are not the same
quality as the Kyoto but also are not as expensive.  With some effort, I
think I could find a contact for you with the Munich area maker.  Paige
MacDonald could also help and give you much information since she owns one.

Fred McKenzie

Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 07:50:31 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [CB] selmer contra alto

Thinking of selling my series 9 ( rosewood or gren.depending on who you
talk to.) Any interest out there?


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