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    Good work, Pete. Julian

    Good work, Pete.

    Julian
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    Pete, if you have to take the dog to a shelter, I...

    Pete, if you have to take the dog to a shelter, I hope you take it to a no kill shelter. My wife and I have been rescuing cats for as long as I can remember, and we've found two no kill shelters in...
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    You're welcome Helen. And thank you! Julian

    You're welcome Helen. And thank you!

    Julian
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    It just seems to me that the nature of music is...

    It just seems to me that the nature of music is to be all over the place these days. I think that when it comes to the larger commercial money making ensembles, no one is safe these days. It used to...
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    I remember this horn and many years ago spoke...

    I remember this horn and many years ago spoke with John's Cousin Mary on this subject.

    My cousin and I were very ardent Coltrane fans. Purchased every new Coltrane issue and listened to it until...
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    I also agree with you, Jacques. And I also agree...

    I also agree with you, Jacques. And I also agree with the Broccoli guy. But I'm also thinking that the question of choice between the low Bb and low A baritone is sort of out of our hands at this...
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    You're welcome, Jacques. I had an encounter...

    You're welcome, Jacques.

    I had an encounter with another Selmer low A alto just a week or so ago. I was doing a rehearsal in preparation for a composer's gig in NYC, and I noticed that the alto...
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    Beautiful! Julian

    Beautiful!

    Julian
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    Groovekiller, sorry to hear about Taco. I know...

    Groovekiller, sorry to hear about Taco. I know how painful your feelings are right now, I've had to deal with the exact same feelings. My condolences, and try to take solice in the thought that Taco...
  10. Thread: Dave Brubeck

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    His music playing all day today on wkcr-fm at...

    His music playing all day today on wkcr-fm at 89.9 on the dial in the NYC area, or at www.wkcr.org on the internet. He was a beautiful person, and his music speaks for itself.

    Julian
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    I had one when I was a kid, very much like this...

    I had one when I was a kid, very much like this one, but my fork Eb wasn't corked shut. I loved the fork Eb because it allowed me to play double stop Eb's which was popular when playing R&B and rock...
  12. My advice is to go to where the actual gigs are...

    My advice is to go to where the actual gigs are taking place. Talk to the musicians, the bandleaders, and the conductors. Offer to sub for a non paying rehearsal, for instance. Musicians often will...
  13. Thread: Faces to Names

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    CHasR, if you're from Philly, I'm sure we may...

    CHasR, if you're from Philly, I'm sure we may have mutual aquaintances. The photo was taken by Pope's manager one night when the Saxophone Choir was appearing at the Blue Note and she was nice enough...
  14. Thread: Faces to Names

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    No Helen, I'm not from Brooklyn although I seem...

    No Helen, I'm not from Brooklyn although I seem to spend a lot of my time working there. I'm originally from the Philadelphia area. I worked Aretha's show a few times, don't remember seeing any...
  15. Thread: Faces to Names

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    I'm on my way to the stage. At the Blue Note in...

    I'm on my way to the stage. At the Blue Note in NYC.
  16. Thread: Car Tawk

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    Thanks guys. I promised Ed that I would post a...

    Thanks guys. I promised Ed that I would post a pic when I attended this show back in '08, so I guess the four year delay makes me the king of procrastination!

    I've owned the car since 1978, so...
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    We worked a lot of gigs together over the years....

    We worked a lot of gigs together over the years. When I first met Byard back in the '70s, he was playing a new Buffet SDA alto with a white Brilhart mpc with no neckstrap. Got a big, fat, wild sound....
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    Here is a picture of my 1969 Buick Skylark Custom...

    Here is a picture of my 1969 Buick Skylark Custom convertible. Ms sideC and I are pulling onto the show field of the Buick Club of America National meet in Flint, Mich. I had just cleaned the car up...
  19. Thread: New Mark VI

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    Eye candy. It's good to see one of these...

    Eye candy.

    It's good to see one of these horns that doesn't have the enormous amount of wear that's normal for a 60 to 40 year old professionally used saxophone. My tenor is slightly older than...
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    Sanborn is crying as we speak.....

    Sanborn is crying as we speak.....
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    Terry, thank you for that nicely detailed insight...

    Terry, thank you for that nicely detailed insight into the manufacturing process that goes into the making of a HR mouthpiece. I see that you mentioned ebonite. I have an old HR Woodwind NY bari mpc...
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    Kev, I think you've hit the head on the nail. I...

    Kev, I think you've hit the head on the nail. I take these old pieces out of the box and they seem to have a weight to them that the new one's don't have. Better rubber with more ingredients, maybe?...
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    I neglected to mention that my tenor mouthpiece...

    I neglected to mention that my tenor mouthpiece is an Otto Link 8* "hard rubber." This mpc is the one with a slant signiture, which I'm told is a big deal nowadays. I also have a HR 7* tenor piece...
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    I think that this topic was one that might be a...

    I think that this topic was one that might be a little tough for the rude guy on the other forum to properly digest.

    What I see here is a time capsule, a small throwback to another time, another...
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    I played a Bundy Special bari that my school...

    I played a Bundy Special bari that my school bought new in '64, I believe. I seem to remember it being stamped 'Made In Germany.' That's a long time ago, and I haven't seen the horn since '68, so I...
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