Billy Joel: Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

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Billy Joel: Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

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This morning I was getting back to my Long Island roots and I was listening to my Billy Joel collection. While I was listening I heard a tuba part in one of the tunes. Does anyone know who played tuba in "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" ?
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It's not a tuba, just an electric bass. It sounds like one, though, and in the context of the song, would've been appropriate (during the dixie section, with the clarinet solo, right?), but it's still just a bass.
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TMurphy wrote:It's not a tuba, just an electric bass. It sounds like one, though, and in the context of the song, would've been appropriate (during the dixie section, with the clarinet solo, right?), but it's still just a bass.
I will need to listen to it again. I may have made a post before properly analyzing what I was hearing. If it is a bass, then it sounds unlike any other bass I have heard.
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Re: Billy Joel: Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

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This is an old post, but worth an answer. Album personnel for "The Stranger" lists "Richie Cannata – tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, flute, organ, tuba"
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i hate to pull a 7 year grave dig but up untill about 2 months ago i thought it was trombone used not tuba. now forum member GeoMiklas wants to do a tuba duet of piano man with me. but i feel this song will be more approeate
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Listened to this last night, and I definitely heard both tuba and trombone in the Dixieland section.
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Re: Billy Joel: Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

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That is one of the greatest pop tunes of all time.
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