[Dixielandjazz] Juba Plays the Fluba in Aruba.
tubaman at batnet.com
Sun Apr 18 16:19:24 PDT 2004
Steve and all,
There are actually two different kinds of Fluba: the one that Jim Self
has and the kind that is used at the San Jose Christmas Tubafest ®
I don't know which is older but several of the San Jose version have
been used for over 15 years. The San Jose kind of Fluba is a normal
Fluglehorn with the lead pipe turned around 90 degrees so the horn
looks more like a small old style Eb Alto Horn (Peck Horn.) It is
used for those special high notes in Tony Clement's great arrangements
of Xmas songs.
I don't seem to find any pictures of the San Jose style Fluba on the
web right now but I will let you know if any turn up...
On Apr 18, 2004, at 8:25 AM, Stephen Barbone wrote:
> Start of a new limerick?. No, the "Fluba" is a "Tuba-Flugel Horn"
> combination. Welded together, the sound comes out of the front, not the
> top. You can see a picture of one in the May Issue of "Jazz Times".
> Sounds perfect for Dixieland. MUST READ for all Tubists on the list.
> Who'll be the first to play Fluba in an OKOM band?
> Steve Barbone
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