What Tuba is this? Bookmark and Share

in that recording

What Tuba is this?

Postby fairweathertuba » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:41 pm

Well, if this is in the wrong place let me know.

This is a video clip from a James Bond Movie, there is a helicon in the brass band, who knows, what kind of helicon is it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5-thpEU-MQ

Sorry, forgot to add the link.
Last edited by fairweathertuba on Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
Happiness is a warm tuba.
fairweathertuba
3 valves
3 valves
 
Posts: 278
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:34 pm
Location: Scottsdale Arizona

Re: What Tuba is this?

Postby the elephant » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:05 am

Um, try again? :lol:
Image
User avatar
the elephant
Papa Legba
Papa Legba
 
Posts: 13660
Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:38 pm
Location: 404 Not Found

Re: What Tuba is this?

Postby fairweathertuba » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:33 am

Link added!

After googling around a little I'm under the impression that it's Alan Jaffe playing a Buescher.
Happiness is a warm tuba.
fairweathertuba
3 valves
3 valves
 
Posts: 278
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:34 pm
Location: Scottsdale Arizona

Re: What Tuba is this?

Postby TubaRay » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:11 am

When I first read the topic, I was wondering if this was a re-titled Christmas song. I'm just sayin'.
Ray Grim
The TubaMeisters
San Antonio, Tx.
TubaRay
6 valves
6 valves
 
Posts: 4109
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:24 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: What Tuba is this?

Postby David Richoux » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:45 pm

Yes, Allan Jaffe played often with Olympia Brass, and that is him in the clip. They had a long running gig at Preservation Hall. I think that is his Buescher, but possibly not the one with the detachable bell.
User avatar
David Richoux
5 valves
5 valves
 
Posts: 1943
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:52 am
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, mostly. Also Greater Seattle at times.

Re: What Tuba is this?

Postby LoyalTubist » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:45 am

If I remember correctly, Allan Jaffe (1935-87) played a Buescher helicon. It was ancient.
________________________________________________________
Still looking to start the tuba ensemble. Contact me after June. Sorry, but we have had one tragedy after another.
User avatar
LoyalTubist
6 valves
6 valves
 
Posts: 2641
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:49 pm
Location: Needles, California

Re: What Tuba is this?

Postby LoyalTubist » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:47 am

I played a 1930s Buescher sousaphone when I was in high school. Except for the bell, it looked very similar.
________________________________________________________
Still looking to start the tuba ensemble. Contact me after June. Sorry, but we have had one tragedy after another.
User avatar
LoyalTubist
6 valves
6 valves
 
Posts: 2641
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:49 pm
Location: Needles, California

Re: What Tuba is this?

Postby David Richoux » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:36 pm

Allan had quite a collection of old Helicons - he kept them in a side room of Preservation Hall. I got to play a few of them in the early 1980s when I went to Jazzfest.
His main touring horn was a new-ish Buescher with a detachable bell.
I don't think this is the detachable one.
User avatar
David Richoux
5 valves
5 valves
 
Posts: 1943
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:52 am
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, mostly. Also Greater Seattle at times.

Re: What Tuba is this?

Postby Tuba-G Bass » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:20 am

Much better video quality on this version of the James Bond - Olympia Band Funeral Dirge.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bdohpu1 ... ature=fvwp" target="_blank
Cheers,
Paul Lewis
Community/Church Musician
User avatar
Tuba-G Bass
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 202
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:39 am
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA


Return to Who played tuba ...

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest