[Dixielandjazz] Re: Turk's Horn?
Wed, 11 Sep 2002 10:37:51 +0000
Turk's mouthpieces were special made hand-bored, and very heavy. I remember
many years ago he asked me to hand deliver one of them to a friend in Florida,
so that he could have it copied. I also remember when Jim Cullum put together
the Carnegie Hall concerts, he asked me to find out what kind of trombone Turk
used -- it was a Conn Soft Bell. Hope this answers some of the questions.
Dottie Lawless, SF
> 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
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> Subject: Re: Turk's Horn?
> > on 9/10/02 11:58 AM, briantowers at email@example.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
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