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Got my first recording date playing Bass Sax on a guitar players album... thought some of you might get a kick out of it... Bass sax is such a beast to play, like playing in molasses - pretty good for multiphonics... I soloed at the top and end - I cut out the middle of the tune since it's unreleased...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1252848/Otto%20Bass%20Sax.mp3
 

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The bass sax is not as hard to play as people make it out to be. What it is, unfortunately, is too damn distinctive. Its peculiar stertorous harrumphing quality makes it out of place in 99.9 per cent of all conceivable musical contexts. It doesn't even evoke a useful stereotype (elephant, dinosaur, fat guy).
 

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There were some interesting sounds coming out of the beast :)

Paulwl - The .1% that I reckon works imho (as a listener) is as a more-flexible bass line replacement for tuba in dixie stuff.

Cheers,

Dave
 

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Very grunty yet sweet. Sounds like you could really feel the reed vibrating. Nice control. Would love to have a bash at one sometime, but I don't think there's even one in this little country.
 

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Hi Matt. Very interesting. Was that played on the Conn you just sold? Or on the new, stencil horn you're now using?
 
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