Vol. 4, No. 72

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Contrabass-list Wed, 24 Dec 1997 Volume 1 : Number 72

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Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 16:13:06 -0800
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: Re: Contra Bass Trombone and Contrabass bugle

>Hey grant, I have a contrabass trombone and contrabass bugle pictures, would
>you like them to put up on your page? If you do, just say so!

Sure, Nick, sounds good! It may be next year before they actually get posted....


Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 19:21:48 EST
From: DGross1226 <DGross1226@aol.com>
Subject: Re: contrabass-list V1 #71

In a message dated 97-12-23 18:44:43 EST, you write:

<< I have a LeBlanc metal EEb contra-alto clarinet for sale... Excellent condition...with extended range to low C(written)... Price is $3899.00 firm. >>

I wish you luck at that price! The last contra alto that Charles Fail Music in Marietta, Georgia sold fully restored and adjusted sold went for $1,700 because I know the person who bought it. Last year I purchased a LeBlanc hairpin contrabass horn to low C for $2,000 from them also. I'd suggest a more realistic price if you anticipate selling it within your lifetime. FYI, the contra alto of choice among the studio musicians in Los Angeles is the Selmer rosewood.

Don Gross
La Canada, California

Contrabass Clarinet
Claremont Symphonic Winds
Caltech/Occidental College Concert Band

Topanga Symphony
Pasadena Lyric Opera Orchestra

Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 16:51:31 -0800
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: Braxton

Anthony Braxton fans:

AB's "Time Zones" with Richard Teitelbaum has been re-released on CD as a compilation with "Silence". Tracks 1 & 2 are "Off The Top of my Head" and "Silence" from Silence, while tracks 3 & 4 are "Crossing" and "Behmoth Dreams" from Time Zones.

Personnel on "Silence" (originally recorded in 1969) is: AB ("reeds & misc instruments"); Leo Smith (tpt "& misc. instruments"); and Leroy Jenkins (violin & "misc. instruments"). Personnel on "Time Zones" (originally recorded in 1976) is: AB (sopranino and alto sax, contrabass clarinet); and Richard Teitelbaum (modular moog and micromoog synthesizers).

A true classic!


Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 16:59:42 -0800
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: *Full* Automatic

Hi all,

This is just a quick note to let you know that starting 12/25, the list will be on full automatic for a week. By that I mean unattended - I won't be anywhere near a computer (at least, not one I can log into) until January 3 or 4. Responses to requests for manual intervention will be somewhat ... delayed. :-) I'll be off trekking through Italy, ending with a visit to the ORSI facility in Milan (assuming I can get in contact with them again...). If all goes well, I'll at least get a few pictures to share, and hopefully maybe a few sound clips (assuming I can remember to bring my deck).

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Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 21:24:28 EST
From: BariSaxJzz <BariSaxJzz@aol.com>
Subject: Lowest of the Low

Hey duuuudes!

Hi guys! I'd like to know if anyone could sell me a copy of "Lowest of the low", because I REALLY want to see it!!! PLEASE GUYS, I'M COUNTING ON YOU!!!


Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 11:29:01 -0800
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: ORSI

A quick request:

Does anyone have the telephone and/or fax number for ORSI in Milan? I haven't received the catalog yet, and would like to confirm my visit next week.



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