[Dixielandjazz] Unusual instrument

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Wed Nov 14 14:36:57 PST 2007

The closest thing to that description I can think of is the  
ophicleide. There are some pictures at
http://www.contrabass.com/pages/ophicleide.html (a great place for  
all sorts of unusual instruments!)

Dave Richoux
On Nov 14, 2007, at 12:53 PM, Bert Joss wrote:

> Listmates, I saw an old Nat KIng Cole program which featured Billy
> Ekstine as a guest star.  In addition to playing a cornet, Mr. Ekstine
> used an instrument that resembled a saxophone, but had a brass
> mouthpiece.  Anybody know what it was? TIA!
> Bert Joss,  back in sunny Florida.
> jaroberts at webtv.net
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