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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Two New Student Model Tenor Saxophones

A couple of options in the current crop of student model tenor saxophones Yesterday I did something I very seldom do: I play-tested a couple of brand new tenor saxophones. These were not pro models, but rather current student models that are targeted at beginning players. They were so new …

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Just What Do We Know About F. Köhler?

Over the past few years I have been doing my best to research some of the best, and in some cases the most obscure, saxophone manufactures who were in operation in Germany during the 1900s. F. Köhler certainly fits into both these categories, since not only did they build some …

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