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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The Music Man: How I Spent The Last Month

Wow, it feels like forever since I’ve sat down and tried to write an article for my site. It could be because I have spent the better part of the last month playing the Reed 5 book of The Music Man. The show wrapped last weekend, and I must admit,…

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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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Saxophones: Rambling Thoughts

Saxophones: the clowns of the band Saxophones are capable of laughing; braying; singing; talking; barking; yelping; crying; sneezing; meowing. In short, saxophone effects are almost limited only by the imagination of the player. The Brown Brothers were a saxophone band from the 1920s who exemplified just how far the instrument…

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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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