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Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 15:09:16 -0800
From: Tim Johnson
Subject: Re: [CB] For the real far out freaks

* Klaus Bjerre :
> <>
> Maybe a scam, but looks funny.
  If you want to get even further out.....
  Some years ago my home town coffee shop (Palmer Alaska) featured
  a band playing "andes-style" music. (Expatriate Peruvians mostly,
  then living in Alaska).
  Among other things they played was a "contrabass" set of pipes.
  Rested on the floor, played by one of the taller members.
  Quite an interesting large piece of wood. Sounded good too.
  To my memory this interested looked like the third unit from
  the left in the URL above, and was probably 5 feet tall in the
  longest length.

Tim Johnson

From: "Jay and Adrienne Easton"
Subject: [CB] low 'A' on contrabass sax
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 15:42:13 -0700

> ----- Original Message -----
>From: Quinn
>Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 2:53 PM
>Subject: low A on contrabass


>Being a contrabass player, I thought I had the right to let you know this. If you listen to Scott Robinson's "thinking big" CD, the last note is a LOW LOW
>A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I emailed him to see if his contra has a low A on it, or if it was an "underblow", so to speek. Anyway, give it a listen. It'll blow you away, although >I'm sure you're used to that, being a contrabass player. Try getting a Low A out on YOUR monster!


A little follow up to an older question- I got to chat with with Scott last
week, and he says that the low Bb on his horn already plays so flat that it
is about as easy to bend down to a Low A as it is to lip it up to a true Bb.
He's a great guy, and a great player- if you like low notes, or fun music in
general, his "Thinking Big" album is absolutely essential.
All the best,

Jay C. Easton
Instructor of Saxophone,
San Diego State University
Instructor of Clarinet,
University of San Diego

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