Compare/contrast 5 Orsi bass saxophones

It has been a long while since I’ve written anything about bass saxophones, so when I saw this Orsi bass sax on eBay a couple of days ago, it got me thinking. I sent an email to the seller to get a clarification on the horn’s range, but he informed…

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A Quickie Update On The Latest Happenings

Hi folks. Nope, I haven’t fallen into a well. I’m not waiting for Lassie to come and save my ass. It has been nearly a month since I wrote an article, so I thought I should briefly explain why, and what’s going on. Update on moving Bassic Sax In the…

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Ole Olsen & His Commodores

Stepping back in time to a day when Ole Olsen & His Commodores ruled the Vancouver dance floor Months ago, while searching through the City of Vancouver Archives, I came across some interesting shots by photographer Stuart Thomson. Thomson was a professional photographer who lived in Vancouver from 1910-1960. During…

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Sax Stands: Circa 1930s

Over the past few weeks I have written a number of articles about Martin, Pan American, as well as Cavalier saxophones. These articles were all based on the pages of a Chicago Musical Instrument Company catalogue from 1931. Today I’m going to finish up with that catalogue by looking at…

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It’s All About The Bass…

Yesterday was indeed all about the bass, as I spent the afternoon in my studio seriously working on my bass sax playing for the first time in what seemed like years. Since I am currently not using my Buescher in a band, I have not been actively practicing it. For…

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