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Contrabass-list Digest Volume 97 : Issue 22

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Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 02:07:23 +0100
From: Mans Engman <c92manen@und.ida.liu.se>
To: contrabass-list@contrabass.com
Subject: Re: Who reads Swedish?


That URL has info for a concert a long time ago (well, last year anyway), at Umeå Jazz Festival. In fact, I believe it's the same concert that someone else mentioned here, that was recorded and broadcast on swedish radio recently.

For some interesting info about Christer Bothen, check out his official homepage is at: http://www.sami.se/art/cbothen/home.htm

The CD with this music is called "The spirit of Milvus Milvus" (rub-a-dub records, rubcd14) and I must say (surprise!) that I like it a lot.

The lineup is the same as on the concert but with a few additional musicians (the only one I know about is drummer Morgan Ågren, a "Zappa adept" :).

The music is in the realms of folk/world music, progressive rock, a bit of jazz, etc. Since Bothen is a clarinet player, there is of course a lot of beautiful bass (sometimes contrabass) clarinet playing. On the first track there is a lovely duet for cimbasso and contrabass clarinet which alone made this cd well worth the efforts to find it, well at least according to my opinion!!


Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 08:40 +0200
To: contrabass-list@contrabass.com
Subject: Swedish


>Ran across an interesting CD ... I think. The URL for this page
>is http://www.uk.umea.se/jazz/milvus.html . I can't find the CD at
>either Tower or CDNow, so I'm wondering if some of the Swedish on
>the page explains how to order the CD. Anyone game to try?
>Description of the instrumentation below, which pretty much
>explains how I ran across it ;-)

No, sorry, it does not say anything about how to order any CDs on that page, it is just a concert ad. But I admit, it looks very interesting, so I will take a look in some of the music stores here in Stockholm to see what I can find. Maybe someone else of the Swedish contrabass readers knows where to get a recording?

Do you know if there were ever actually made any contrabass or baritone saxes tuned in F? I know the first bass sax was tuned in C, when did Sax decide to change it to Bb instead? Were there several C basses made?

Just of curiosity, what is the price for the Orsi curved sopranino sax? (In lire works fine for me.)

I also tried to look at the pictures that Scott Hirsch Posted at http://windworld.com/mccardle/amuse.htm . Unfortunately only one of the hyperlinks seems to work, the two-contrabass picture would be very interesting to see...

Tommie Naslund
Stockholm, Sweden.
E-mail: bassax@bigfoot.com

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