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Contrabass-list Tue, 25 Nov 1997 Volume 1 : Number 45
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Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 20:08:42 -0500
From: "Adam S. Fine" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: contrabass-list V1 #44
At 15:30 24/11/1997 +0000, you wrote:
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Johnson, Tim)
>Subject: Re: contrabass-list V1 #43
>Actually, I think I may have at one time owned that album. It may have been
>recorded in the mid-seventies. There was also a duet with contrabass
>clarinet as well. If I recall, the piano player was Muhal Richard Abrams. I
>might recall the record label later. But the name 0f the piano player may
>help with a search.
>I have an album with some spectacular solos by Braxton on both Contrabass
>Clarinet and Contrabass sax. Live at the Montreux.
Ok, thanks for the help. ...And now for the record store search. Thankfully, there's a store in my area called backbeat which carries such records. Strangely enough, they carry Braxton and John Zorn right near a fairly large rack of 1950s rockabilly and British Isles folk. Go figure.
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Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 22:22:20 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: contrabass-list V1 #43
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 07:53:16 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Plasticover bass reeds
I have tried plasticover reeds on alto sax and hated the tone quality; it was too loud and covered everyone up, not to mention the edgy sound. But, I also know the plastic is available for bass clarinet... does anybody know how those reeds perform on the bass?
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 21:30:18 -0500 (EST)
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Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 13:19:58 -0600
From: "Jeffrey L. Shlosberg" <email@example.com>
Subject: How Big Was That Band?
> >Grant:I played in a band at the University of Illinois under Mark Hindsley
> in the
> >late 60s. He was a master of transcribing orchestral works and used a lot
> of low
> >woodwinds to provide the tonal colors of the cellos and string basses. If I
> >remember correctly, there were two BBb contrabasses (paperclips), two
> >and four Bb bass clarinets, in addition to the four bassoons (one on
> CBassoon as
> >needed) and typical sax section. There were also six tubas. When he wanted
> LOW, it
> >was there!
> >Unfortunately, although the band museum displays a contrabass sax, it is
> >unplayable and probably nearly beyond repair....
> Now *that* sounds great! What size was the total band? It must have been
> huge, to support (or be supported by) six tubas.
> My HS band (back in KC) was probably the largest band I ever played in
> (about 75). It had 4-6 tubas and 4 bassoons (including me), but only one
> contrabass clarinet. No contraltos. We did, however, have two baris
> during marching season (can't march with a bassoon).
If memory serves (and it seems like it doesn't more and more each day) the whole group numbered about 120. After Harry Begian replaced Hindsley as director, the band was gradually pared down to about 95-100 -- much of the paring in the low ww's.
Jeffrey L. Shlosberg "It's NOT cut; it's NOT dried..."
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Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 13:03:21 -0600 (CST)
From: sean ryan gumin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Baritone Madness
Hope someone can help me search for an old Pepper Adams record. My recording of it just got eaten up by my tape deck. It's a Pepper Admas record called "Baritone Madness," with Nick Brignola on the other bari. I absolutely love this album and I am pretty depressed that I don't have a recording of it anymore. Any suggestions on where to find a copy. Last I heard it was out of print and no thoughts of re-releasing it on CD.
Sean Ryan Gumin
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 11:10:01 -0800
From: Grant Green <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Want to try the Contrabass???
No, didn't see this! Thanks!
At 10:01 AM 11/25/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Did you see this? It was posted to the trumpet usenet group, but I don't
>know where else it might have appeared.
>> Greetings again from L.A. Sax.
>> Want to try the Contrabass?
>> The L.A. Sax Company is tentatively planning 2 consumer days so you can meet
>> with L.A. Sax techs and reps and try all of our products at one shot. Try our
>> Contrabass, Bass Sax, Sopraninos, Sopranos, Altos, Brass, Reeds, Mouthpieces,
>> Microphones, Prism Models-Barrington, you get the idea.
>> The 1st is in Chicago,Il. in conjunction with the Midwest Band and Orchestra
>> Clinic. We are planning a one day showing downtown tentatively either December
>> 16th and/or 17th. Time and location to be confirmed.
>> The 2nd is in Los Angeles, CA. on January 28th. 1998. Also Downtown L.A. at a
>> hotel to be announced.
>> If you are interested in attending either event, please send us an e-mail to
>> firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
>> H Allan
>> The L.A. Sax Company
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 11:12:51 -0800
From: Grant Green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Baritone Madness
>Hope someone can help me search for an old Pepper Adams record. My
>recording of it just got eaten up by my tape deck. It's a Pepper
>Admas record called "Baritone Madness," with Nick Brignola on the other
>bari. I absolutely love this album and I am pretty depressed that I don't
>have a recording of it anymore. Any suggestions on where to find a copy.
>Last I heard it was out of print and no thoughts of re-releasing it on CD.
> Sean Ryan Gumin
I don't think I have that one, although I have something similar. I think its called "Burn Brigade", with Pepper Adams, Nick Brignola, and a third bari player (plus rhythm section). Cooks!
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