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Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 08:30:57 -0700
From: David Richoux
Subject: Re: [CB] Lindsay Cooper RIP

ah, the power of the internet to get things wrong.... instantly.

Dave R

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dear friends,
our favourite bassoonist and soprano player lindsay cooper (woman) is still
alive... chris cutler confirmed it to a friend of mine.
maybe is the scottish bass player (man) with the same name... i don't know.


Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 11:33:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Charles King
Subject: [CB] Noteworthy instrument for sale

Hey, did you guys see this one?

It looks like a cross between a bass clarinet and a
bassoon.  Does anyone know exactly what this is?  I
know there have been discussions on here about this
kind of thing in the past, but I don't remember what
was said about them.  In any event, if you ever wanted
one for your own, here's your chance.  It's up to
$609, reserve not yet met, with 4 days to go.



Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 11:52:51 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: Re: [CB] Noteworthy instrument for sale

>Hey, did you guys see this one?
>It looks like a cross between a bass clarinet and a
>bassoon.  Does anyone know exactly what this is?  I

The instrument is an octavin, essentially a soprano sax folded in
half.  According to Langwill's, it was invented in 1893 and
attributed to Oscar Adler, although actually invented by Julius
Jehring.  Although it is often described as a clarinet folded in
half, the Jehring entry further notes that it overblows in octaves -
like a saxophone - instead of in 12ths like a normal clarinet.  The
Jehring entry further notes "bass octavin" models in G and C....



Grant Green       
Professional Fool  ->

Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 11:54:15 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Any bassets for sale?

Mark asked me to forward the message below to the list:

I'm trying to get hold of a second hand Bassett Horn or bassett
Clarinet. The new ones are just way out of my budget, and although
I'm based in London, I often have things sent over from the US. Do
you think you could ask the mailing list for me?
Thanks very much indeed
Mark Glover
Contrabass clarinettist

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