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My Conn Mezzo Soprano Sax in F

“Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you.” ~ Charlie Parker It was the mid-naughts and I was flush with money. Those were the days. I purchased a one of a kind Eppelsheim bass sax and a Conn F mezzo … Continue reading

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Conn F Mezzo Soprano Sax ~ A look back in history…

Randy Emerick, a very good friend of mine and an aficionado of saxophone (as a professional musician, instrument repair tech, and sax collector extraordinaire) send me these two blasts from the past. He knows I have played the Conn-o-sax and … Continue reading

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Santa Baby, in an F Mezzo style

This has been a very festive season indeed in many ways. So many friends, family, and lots of music. First Matt (aka QuinnTheEskimo on eBay) found me a pristine 1928 Conn F Mezzo soprano sax. What can I say, the … Continue reading

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Conn F-mezzo Soprano Sax

Last week the local drug dealer aka vintage instrument seller stopped by my desk a work with a little ‘something’ for me to look at. It was a gorgeous Conn F-mezzo soprano sax from the late 1920’s. Darn the temptation, … Continue reading

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For Sale: 1928 Conn F Mezzo Soprano Saxophone (eBay)

I have been long toying with the purchase of a Conn F Mezzo soprano saxophone. So I was very excited when this one was listed this month: "Up for auction is a RARE 1928 Conn F Mezzo Soprano Sax. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Guide to Late Bloomers ~ Returning to Music Performance

“If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth.” ~ Sydney Smith Baby boomers are retiring in very large numbers. They are selecting hobbies that are … Continue reading

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FAQ: Name Those Saxes

“And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I’m going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I’m going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get … Continue reading

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The Vintage or New Musical Instrument Decision

I tried to like vintage instruments, the price was right and they are beautious to behold. I even saved some from the trash heap like my Conn C soprano that Sarge of Worldwide Sax was able to revive. Truth be … Continue reading

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The Typewriter: Icon or just Art?

As I explore the world of WordPress I keep seeing pictures of old typewriters, just a shot of some of the keys, or even antique typesetting pieces. I purchased an old typewriter last year off eBay to use as a … Continue reading

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The Music Ambassadors

The WCB Music Ambassadors is an adjunct of the Woodinville Community Band made up of hobbyist musicians from Seattle’s eastside. A number of small group ensembles, we meet prior to our major Woodinville Community Band concerts. Today you will hear … Continue reading

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