The Globemaster Luxus’ Elusive Tuning

Last September I wrote about a beautiful Max Keilwerth-made Globemaster Luxus that was sent to my tech by a fellow in New York. Long story short, the owner, Timothy, couldn’t get the sax to play in tune, and previous techs who he had taken it to had not been able…

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2 Buffet baris: a cautionary tale for bari buyers

Two different Buffet baris: Both with some serious body image and function issues I’m not even sure how I ended up finding these two sad examples of antique baris, but a couple of days ago I happened across two examples of horns that not only have seen better days, but…

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My New H. Couf Superba II Bari

I have now owned my H. Couf Superba II bari for around six weeks now, and I realized a couple of days ago that I hadn’t yet written the actual article about this horn. This is likely a first for me, because I normally write about a new horn within…

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My H. Couf Bari Gets Its Jazz Festival Debut

This weekend was a busy one for me, as the holiday performance season got underway on Sunday. However, what overshadowed my first Christmas show yesterday, was Saturday’s performance by The Moonliters at the West Coast Big Band Festival. That show was the first time my H. Couf bari was played…

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