Vol. 5, No. 50

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Contrabass list Sat, 18 Apr 1998 Volume 1 : Number 50

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 15:21:15 -0700
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: CD Review

Actually, more of a CD alert: a real review will follow once I've finished listening....

Anyway, Hamiet Bluiett has a couple of new releases. "Same Space" (1998 Justin Time, JUST 109-2) has HB (bari sax, contrabass clarinet, "wood", flute, "poet" & "rap"), D.D. Jackson (piano/keyboards), and Mor Thiam (djembe, vocals). I've only gotten to track 2 so far, but it is primarily contra - worth listening to.

The other disc is the Bluiett Baritone Saxophone Group "Live at the Knitting Factory" (1998 Knitting Factory Records, KFR 217), with HB on bari, James Carter on bari, Patience Higgins on bari (notice the trend?), Alex Harding on bari, and Ronnie Burrage on drums. Haven't heard it yet: that's next.........


Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 23:56:13, -0500
From: KUUP84A@prodigy.com (MR MARK A TRINKO)
Subject: Contra for sale

Sorry, I don't know details. You will have to get hold of John Ottiano in San Diego through your musical connections. I know that he is not currently employed and does not have email/fax.

Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 10:21:30 -0700
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
To: Douglas Yeo <yeo@yeodoug.com>
Subject: Re: Anaconda serpent

At 11:31 PM 4/17/98 -0400, you wrote:

>>Thanks much! Just wish I could be in Boston for the demonstration. I'll
>>pass it along to the contrabass email list: I think there are at least a
>>few subscribers in the area.

>Thank you, Grant. I have a friend, Tom Izzo in Naperville IL who
>subscribes to your list, he may be coming to Boston for the Museum
>demonstration. I've already had email from a couple of people on your list
>about the demo - word sure travels fast.

Yes, we're a small but maniacal bunch ;-) When one's interests are devoted to such rarities, one learns to move quickly or miss out. The chance to hear you playing serpent (not to mention a contrabass serpent) is an event well worthwhile.

>I hope to put more photos online after the event on April 29, look around
>May 5 or so for a new article "Serpents in Boston" where I will include
>images from the MFA demo - should be great fun (I'm planning to have a
>"worm" serpent shipped up to me for the demo - soprano serpent!

Does the worm differ much from the cornett or lysarden?

Looking forward to more pictures. What I'd really like is a few sound files, to actually hear the serpents in action. I'm currently doing a bit of research in preparation to posting a serpent page, and would love to be able to include a couple of sound clips, particularly of the Anaconda. I have the RealAudio publishing software, which allows one to post RealAudio clips without requiring a dedicated RA server, and could prepare RA clips for your site and/or mine (from cassette, DAT, ADAT, CD, or a WAV or AU file), if you're interested. All with proper credit/attribution, of course.

Otherwise, I'll guess I'll just have to wait for the CD ;-)

Grant Green

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