[Dixielandjazz] Re: Jazzy non-typicals

Charlie Hooks charliehooks@earthlink.net
Mon, 09 Sep 2002 12:41:42 -0500

on 9/9/02 7:18 AM, Robert Greenwood at robertgreenwood_54uk@yahoo.co.uk

something called a sarousaphone

A sarousaphone is a strange instrument.  Mt high school band director had
one lying about and persuaded me to play it for a month or two.   It looks
more like a bassoon than anything else but is made of lightweight metal and
uses a saxophone mouthpiece--a soprano sax, if I recall.  Hey, this was in
1943!  I clearly remember hating it, but not much else.