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I'm Allthatjazz, a new subscriber. I'll be posting here on occasion. I play, Alto , clarinet, trumpet (a lot!), flugel, cornet, guitar, vibes (not much anymore).
I have a Buffet R13, a Selmer Mk VI low-number alto (play it a lot!), Selmer Mk VI low-number tenor (never play it anymore), a Yammie trumpet, Muramatsu flute, Musser vibes, Gibson ES 175 guitar. (Looks like I ought to sell a few, eh?)
Studied with Lee Konitz, various flute teachers. Taught myself trumpet. I love Buddy DeFranco, Eddie Daniels, Lee, Bird, Sonny Cris (sp?), Paul Desmond, Chet Baker, Miles, Tal Farlow, Joe Pass, Art Pepper, and oh-so many more.
I like straight ahead jazz, bebop, hate "fusion" (whatever that is!) and "smooth" jazz, like small group classical music, (Handel, Bach, Telemann, Lloilette, Faure' Ravel, etc.), Italian opera, playing outside the chords, a vertical approach to soloing, and I'm a curmudgeon about idiotic questions like "How much cork should my mouthpiece cover?" Sheesh!

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Hey Allthat -

I'll take that tenor off your hands, being that you never play it.... :)

Oh, and welcome aboard.

Frank
 

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Hi there, Allthatjazz,

Be careful on this forum admitting you play trumpet (just kidding).

There's a whole raft of great questions you can ask, such as....

1) What is the best reed ??
2) What is the best mouthpiece ??
3) What do people like about MK IV's
4) Does laquer make a difference to the sound ??
5) Is it okay to use real books ?
6) Who was a better sax player, Parker or Coltrane ??
7) Is Kenny G. any good.
8) What scale to use on a Bb blues ?
9) How much mpc should I take into the mouth ???

Oh, there are so many questions waiting for the definitive answer. :?

And remember, never use the search function ;)
 

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kavala said:
Hi there, Allthatjazz,

Be careful on this forum admitting you play trumpet (just kidding).

There's a whole raft of great questions you can ask, such as....

1) What is the best reed ??
2) What is the best mouthpiece ??
3) What do people like about MK IV's
4) Does laquer make a difference to the sound ??
5) Is it okay to use real books ?
6) Who was a better sax player, Parker or Coltrane ??
7) Is Kenny G. any good.
8) What scale to use on a Bb blues ?
9) How much mpc should I take into the mouth ???

Oh, there are so many questions waiting for the definitive answer. :?

And remember, never use the search function ;)

I can just feel the facetiousness brimming =].
 

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kavala said:
Hi there, Allthatjazz,

Be careful on this forum admitting you play trumpet (just kidding).

There's a whole raft of great questions you can ask, such as....

1) What is the best reed ??
2) What is the best mouthpiece ??
3) What do people like about MK IV's
4) Does laquer make a difference to the sound ??
5) Is it okay to use real books ?
6) Who was a better sax player, Parker or Coltrane ??
7) Is Kenny G. any good.
8) What scale to use on a Bb blues ?
9) How much mpc should I take into the mouth ???

Oh, there are so many questions waiting for the definitive answer. :?

And remember, never use the search function ;)
Just don't be the one yelling at him when he does it.
 

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If you ever catch Ira Sullivan playing, you are in for a treat. Trumpet, Flute, Alto Flute, Soprano and Tenor. Based in Miami but often in NYC.
 

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bruce bailey said:
If you ever catch Ira Sullivan playing, you are in for a treat. Trumpet, Flute, Alto Flute, Soprano and Tenor. Based in Miami but often in NYC.
Know (of) him well! Great player!

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Hi Doctor Nick! (I couldn't resist when I read the title of the thread I immediately heard the voice...)
 

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I made a flute for Ira and service his horns. I asked him what mouthpiece he was using and he said "the one that came with the horn". This sure makes all of out discussion null and void! Great players don't need great horns.
 

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Welcome, Allthatjazz! A couple of questions. 1. What kind of fiction, and are you published and, if so, can you give us a title or nom de plume? 2. Do you have a medical speciality? What is it? And, how have you managed to get thru your medical training and still keep up your music? I'm deeply envious! Finally, are you performing, where, and on what? I think this is blasphemy here, but I have to confess that if I had it to do over, I'd go for trumpet and flugel horn, if only to do the "Concierto de Aranjuez" solo in "Brassed Off".

Again, welcome.
Ruth
 

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AltoRuth said:
Welcome, Allthatjazz! A couple of questions. 1. What kind of fiction, and are you published and, if so, can you give us a title or nom de plume? 2. Do you have a medical speciality? What is it? And, how have you managed to get thru your medical training and still keep up your music? I'm deeply envious! Finally, are you performing, where, and on what? I think this is blasphemy here, but I have to confess that if I had it to do over, I'd go for trumpet and flugel horn, if only to do the "Concierto de Aranjuez" solo in "Brassed Off".

Again, welcome.
Ruth
I really loved that film, Ruth, and the music......much more to it than the highly-touted, one-joke "Full Monty" ;) I particularly enjoyed the Concerto de Orange Juice, too :)

BTW, Alastair Hanson, maker/seller of clarinets & saxes, tells me that he was an extra in tthe film, playing tenor horn(IIRC) in one of the bands going around the villages :)

(So also was the lady who provided me with B&B when I went to get my Hanson SA-5 serviced last year)
 

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Hello Allthatjazz. I hope you enjoy the forum. If you are experienced in psychiatry at all you may feel tempted to offer a few words of advice to certain members (if that sounds pompous i'm happy to top the list!). Nevertheless, as I said, it'll be a temptation, but I think you should resist it. ;) All the best. :) (later) Oh dear. I just read your thread on "proven easy way to improvise" - a title which i'm certain was lighthearted although others seem to have taken serious issue with it. My main feeling is: Isn't it kind of a pity to try to turn a discussion group into some kind of cutting contest? Hope you haven't vanished for ever, Allthatjazz. Someone who is a personal friend/pupil of Konitz is surely exactly the kind of person we should all really want to be hearing from. Can anyone seriously deny that?
 
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