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Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 10:15:25 -0400 (EDT)
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 17:03:33 -0700
From: Grant Green <email@example.com>
Subject: List wrangling
A note of explanation...
I went poking around in the list software files, and discovered that the address file had about three addresses in it (one of them mine). As I know quite a few people have been trying to subscribe, I pasted the entire old subscription list in place. If you've suddenly started receiving digests, that's why. If you've been receiving digests before (like, if you got digests 1-12 or so), please let me know: that would mean that I still haven't figured out what's going on.
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 07:14:09 -0700
From: Paul Cohen <PaulC135@aol.com> (by way of Grant Green <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Subject: contrabass activities
I've been enjoying catching up on my contra news with your wonderful archives. I thought you might like to know that I just finished a two part column on the contrabass saxophone for the Saxophone Journal. Part I starts in the next issue. Many pictures, diagrams, and listings of music and recordings, old and new, plus a lot of historical background, etc.
My contra has been getting a lot of play lately. I took it on a tour of colleges in upstate NY last fall, performing the Cowell work and the Mehul Basque Dance. A few weeks ago the contra graced Lincoln Center (New York City) on a Henry Cowell concert, with the Hymn and Fuguing Tune #18 (soprano and contrabass saxophones). Dan Gordon played the contra. The audience went wild, even before we played! Then the low C of the contrabass lulled/enrapt/buffeted them all into submission. Of course it did not help that I pulled out a curved sopranino from under my jacket just before we played to show the range of sizes. Talk about warming up an audience!
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