[Dixielandjazz] Juba Plays the Fluba in Aruba.

Bob Romans cellblk7 at comcast.net
Sun Apr 18 17:41:21 PDT 2004

Are there any advantages to having a Fluba as compared to a tuba, or
flugelhorn, other than a conversation piece?
Just curious...
Bob Romans
Cell Block Seven
Jazz Band
1617 Lakeshore Dr.,
Lodi, California,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "david richoux" <tubaman at batnet.com>
To: "Dixieland Jazz Mailing List" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2004 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Juba Plays the Fluba in Aruba.

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...

Dave Richoux
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?
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone

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