Vol. 5, No. 22

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Contrabass list Fri, 20 Mar 1998 Volume 1 : Number 22

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Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 21:42:53 -0500
From: "Farfl's house" <farfl@idirect.ca>
Subject: Re:Subcontrabass sax

>clippings that are taped to the wall are a pair of photos of the Conn
>Subcontrabass Sax in front of Conn's showroom (I think in NYC). In one
>photo, it stands tall, reaching the middle of the store's marquis and in
>the other, it is lying prone on a flatbed truck. Really huge! Also among

Yep, this sounds like the subcontra "promo" sax that's been mentioned from time to time. As far as I know, they only made one and shipped it around the country for publicity.

>the collection are shots of CB Sarussaphones, soprano sarrusaphones,

>well, I could go on for a while here, but Rahsaan Roland Kirk is a major

>source of interest here, as Bob was friends with him and played with his

Not too often someone walks in with a stritch or a manzello, eh? :-)

Sounds like my kind of place...


You can view the picture of the sax at the Conn store on my Six Brown Brothers website. It is listed under "saxophone links"! Here is the URL for the site....



Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 14:58:09 -0800
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: More French...


I've just received another message from the French purveyor of antique instruments, with a set of image files. The text of the message is:

>SMIGA Michel
>T/Fax: 02 32 55 26 95.

>Artisan luthier vents anciens
>Early wind instruments repairer


> Madame, Monsieur,

> Connaitriez vous peut etre des personnes, musiciens, collectionneurs,
> qui cherchent ces pieces de mus=E9e, que mes clients ont actuellement a vendre?

> Dans l'attente de vous lire, meilleures salutations. SM.

There were eight images attached:

I'll upload the images to the contra-archive directory, for anyone who

wants to take a look.



BTW, don't forget to come hear the San Jose Wind Symphony on Saturday night! GDG

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