[Dixielandjazz] weird instruments (was Deck the Halls With Boston Charlie)

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Sun Dec 11 14:09:33 PST 2005

Since we are on "odd instruments" - I was in a San Jose Thai  
resturaunt last night and the background music was  jazz small combo  
( some standards ) played on bassoon (with piano, bass, drums and  
some female vocals...) The waitress was not able to tell me more info  
on the music  but I did some searches today - probably was Daniel  
Smith (see this: http://www.danielsmithbassoon.com/  or http:// 
www.musiciansgallery.com/start/jazz/bassoon_and_beyond.htm )

Interesting!  ( I know Cal Abbott has a bassoon, he used to play it  
when he was with "and That's Jazz.)

Sarousaphone, bassoon, and 2 Ophicleides playing OKOM would be quite  

Dave Richoux

On Dec 11, 2005, at 1:46 PM, Bob Romans wrote:

> You two should get together and add a sarousaphone to your group of  
> weird instruments! Pete Main has a BEAUTY, and plays it at all of  
> our gigs!
> SNIP...
>> Dave, when are we going to get together and work out some  
>> Ophicleide stuff
>> for 2006?
>> Jim O'Briant
>> Tuba, Ophicleide and Serpent
>> Gilroy, CA

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