[Dixielandjazz] Brass bass?

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Wed Sep 28 18:20:08 PDT 2005

There was one very "clever" version of a tuba that was made in a few 
examples in the 1930s - a bell front, very tall & skinny tuba held in a 
rack that could be played while standing up - the idea was t have it 
next to your string bass and be able to quickly move over to play tuba.

I have seen one in a museum and one "in the field" - not a great idea 
in the long run...

Dave Richoux
On Sep 28, 2005, at 2:53 PM, dingle at baldwin-net.com wrote:

> Robert Pulliam wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve barbone" 
>> <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
>> To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 10:19 AM
>> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Jazz music 50s/60s
>>> Don't remember name of cornet player that day, or if Bill Donahoe 
>>> was there
>>> on washboard. Barbara was 6 months pregnant and playing great brass 
>>> bass.
>> Don't believe I've ever heard the term "Brass Bass". Could you 
>> enlighten as
>> to what that is?
> Tuba or Sousaphone -- a double Bflatbass pitch horm.
> Don

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