[Dixielandjazz] 1812 ain't OKOM!

Paul Edgerton paul.edgerton at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 11:58:34 PDT 2010

You might be thinking of the amazing Dave Gannett, who was (among his many
careers) an ordnance expert based at Redstone. In his Blackdog days, he
often ended sets with an impressive flameout. Of course, being an expert, he
made this other guy look like a total newb.

All theatrics aside, Dave is technically and musically the finest tubist
I've ever had the pleasure of hearing. Where are you now, Dave?

-- Paul

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 11:24 AM, eupher dude <eupher61 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I just recently heard of a situation, possibly at a recent festival, I'm
> really not sure, where a certain somewhat wacky tuba player (great guy,
> phenomenal player, just somewhat goofy) set fireworks off from inside his
> tuba, which then caused all manners of smoke alarms, fire alarms, and
> general consternation to be set off.
> Can anyone verify this?
> steve
> PS..And, yes, I've seen the fired-up Sousaphone player guy.
> http://www.skellington.com/madsci/simpsons/david.html  Definitely not the
> same guy.  I've often thought it would be great to do something like this
> during the 1812...a friend had a tuning mechanism added to his orchestra
> horn.  It had a cross bar up near the top bow, which let him pull up to push
> the slide out.  If the top piece had been opened to the vertical tube, it
> would've been perfect.
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