Frank Trumbaur, Saxophone specialist, master of novel effects

Frank Trumbaur, Saxophone specialist, master of novel effects

Ralph Wondraschek
Ralph Wondraschek

January 20th, 2018, 1:14 am #1

Metronome Orchestra Monthly, May 1923, p.30

[From a C. G. Conn, Ltd, advertisement]:

"The personnel of the Benson Orchestra includes: ... Frank Trumbaur, Saxophone specialist, master of novel effects who uses the Soprano Saxophone and Sarrusaphone with equal facility. ..."

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

January 20th, 2018, 1:59 am #2

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

January 20th, 2018, 2:11 am #3

Metronome Orchestra Monthly, May 1923, p.30

[From a C. G. Conn, Ltd, advertisement]:

"The personnel of the Benson Orchestra includes: ... Frank Trumbaur, Saxophone specialist, master of novel effects who uses the Soprano Saxophone and Sarrusaphone with equal facility. ..."

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.... Tram is listed as "a master of the sarusphone [sic] and the soprano saxophone."
Copied from Evans and Kiner biography of Trumbauer.

Albert

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

January 20th, 2018, 2:56 am #4

Metronome Orchestra Monthly, May 1923, p.30

[From a C. G. Conn, Ltd, advertisement]:

"The personnel of the Benson Orchestra includes: ... Frank Trumbaur, Saxophone specialist, master of novel effects who uses the Soprano Saxophone and Sarrusaphone with equal facility. ..."

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHpp_JEtSzM

Albert
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Malcolm Walton
Malcolm Walton

January 20th, 2018, 10:32 am #5

It's a bass saxophone, belonging to Rollini.
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Nick Dellow
Nick Dellow

January 20th, 2018, 1:38 pm #6

This is the first time I've read that this particular bass sax belonged to Adrian Rollini. I'm not saying it isn't Rollini's - I'd just like to know how one of Rollini's bass saxes landed up with Trumbauer in St Louis in 1925!
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Malcolm Walton
Malcolm Walton

January 21st, 2018, 9:49 am #7

Thanks for drawing this to my attention. I was confusing the Trumbauer Orch at St. Louis with Adrian Rollini's New Yorkers. I should have looked more closely at the photo !
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Mark Gabrish Conlan
Mark Gabrish Conlan

February 10th, 2018, 3:42 am #8

But it's a great record and it's nice to hear a sample of Trumbauer's bassoon soloing besides his famous excursion on "'Tain't So, Honey, 'Tain't So" with Whiteman, Bix and Bing. If I heard this record before I probably assumed it was Adrian Rollini on bass sax and Jimmy Dorsey on alto!
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