[Dixielandjazz] Re: Turk's Horn?

briantowers briantowers@msn.com
Wed, 11 Sep 2002 09:14:13 -0400


The photos do not indicate that his horns are particularly big, that I can
tell.   I think the truth lies more in his mouthpiece, his chops and a huge
lung capacity but I am only guessing.

Kid Ory's horns in photos always look like small bore to me and he had a
lovely wide tone too.
Brian Towers,
Hot Five Jazzmakers, Toronto, Canada
Band web site:            http://hotfivejazz.tripod.com
Newsletter:                  http://hotfivejazz.tripod.com/TJM

----- Original Message -----
From: "SLGTJB" <slgtjb@earthlink.net>
To: "briantowers" <briantowers@msn.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: Turk's Horn?

> on 9/10/02 11:58 AM, briantowers at briantowers@msn.com wrote:
> > I am a great fan of Turk Murphy and his approach to jazz.  As a
trombonist I
> > always admired his big tone, sincerity, choice of material and the
> > front-line ensemble sound of his groups.
> Brian... never heard anyone mention what horn Turk played.  Was it a big
> gage? He really got the sound out there.
> Cary