Friday, 23 December 2005

This much laughing hurts

I don’t often end up laughing hysterically at musical instruments!

In today’s feeds, an article from the Annals of Improbable Research blog linked to a Mr. Jay C. Easton, who plays the saxophone. Well, not just the saxophone, since there are many different types. Many more than the traditional four.

Including this monster.

There are some very smart saxophone makers out there, and the sound is actually pretty good. Well, except for the very lowest notes. I’m sure you can guess what they sound like, but there are plenty of clips on Easton’s site and Mr Eppelsheim’s. Another player, Fred Bayer, has had his Tubax modified to play much higher notes too (click on Tubax under Music in the navigation frame – a direct link takes you to the German language site).

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