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Postby KevinMadden » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:27 pm

So I know that the tuba player on Mile Davis' Birth of the Cool is Bill Barber (thanks wikipedia) but I was wondering if anyone knows what the horn he used was?

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Re: Birth of the Cool

Postby davidgilbreath » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:00 pm

hbcrandy wrote:I will offer two other great players from the past, Don Butterfield and Bill Barber.

Bill Barber, to the best of my knowledge, played a King, rotary valved, CC tuba like Mr. Torchinsky's and Mr. Bell's. Don Butterfield played a King, piston valved BBb tuba. Please correct me if i am wrong.
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