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From: "Tom Izzo"
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 19:36:44 -0600
Subject: Re: [CB] Alto Trumpet


> Here's a curious horn: a "contralto trumpet in E" at
> Looks like a nice enough horn, but I suspect it is probably a high
> pitch alto in Eb: I wonder how far the tuning slide extends...

He is mistaken. That is an Alto Cornet, not a Trumpet.
It's possible that he himself plays very sharp hence his thinking that it's
in E. But it could be in E, There are Sopranino Trumpets & Cornets built in
E, tho very rare. Eb & F being more common.
One might not ever know, tho; it could have been built in E for the original
player, or shortened, sometime in it's history. I know my Bb Bass (Tenor)
Trumpets are naturally sharp for me. I play them with the main tuning slide
out 1.5 inches.

But a Trumpet, this one isn't.



Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 14:09:31 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Nuclear Whales update

Here's the latest update regarding the 2,000 Saxophones on the Great
Wall of China concert with the Nuclear Whales event:

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 13:35:00 -0800 (PST)
Subject: New Great Wall Date

Dear Grant Green:

The new date for the Great Wall Concert is May 4th, 2002.  Departure
for China from the US will be on April 28th or 29th.  The date may be
slightly different for those travelling to China from other parts of
the globe.  I just wanted to let everyone know the new date and that
good progress is being made.  More details about the trip and cost
and possible travel options in China will be available sometime in

Regards, Pod Leader
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