Best Tuba Player on the Planet Bookmark and Share

The bulk of the musical talk

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby the elephant » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:33 am

Agreed. If this thread were a child we would be buying it school supplies pretty soon...
Image
User avatar
the elephant
Papa Legba
Papa Legba
 
Posts: 13790
Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:38 pm
Location: 404 Not Found

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby LCTuba89 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:45 pm

tuba.bobby wrote:No one's mentioned Jim Gourlay? Or even as best bander Les Niesh? Didn't his CD come higher than two of Baadsvics this recent ITEC?


Jim Gourlay has some excellent work on the Eb tuba. Most excellent choice of a musician. (and yes I'm saying that like Bill and Ted. :P)
Melton 2155R 5/4 CC Tuba
Conn International Rotary 4/4 BBb Tuba
User avatar
LCTuba89
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:30 pm

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby ColemanPelfrey » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:53 am

Roland Szentpali. By far!
ColemanPelfrey
lurker
lurker
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:54 am

Re:

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:44 am

Udi wrote:I can't say who's the best tuba player on the planet.
I find inspiration in the way Nat McIntosh plays sousaphone in the context of popular music music. To my ears, he found a very relevant and unique sound pallete and atitude to playing contemporary non classical tuba. He also has fantastic groove.


Big +1 :tuba:
"Some men are macho men. Others are Martin men."
Martin: Handcraft Mammoth Sousa, Mammoth Tuba, Indiana Tuba, Handcraft Baritone, Committee Trombone, Handcraft Valve Bone, Indiana Trumpet
Custom Mini Tuba
Roth-Reynolds Cornet
User avatar
SousaWarrior9
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:22 pm

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby Mark » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:59 am

After giving this thread some long, serious thought, I have conclude that: I am Spartacus!
Mark Wiseman
User avatar
Mark
6 valves
6 valves
 
Posts: 3014
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 7:21 pm
Location: Sammamish, Washington

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby THE TUBA » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:03 am

The best tuba player on the planet is not a tuba player.
[/post]
THE TUBA
4 valves
4 valves
 
Posts: 675
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:54 pm

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby MikeMilnarik » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:07 pm

Kyle (Turner) - read your post and was looking for the LIKE button!

Hope you are well!

Mike Milnarik
www.milnarik.com

MILNARIK BRASS
INNOVATA
COSMOPOLITAN TUBA QUARTET

Tufts University & Brandeis University
User avatar
MikeMilnarik
3 valves
3 valves
 
Posts: 360
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:20 pm
Location: Boston, MA

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby bloke » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:19 pm

which planet?
User avatar
bloke
musician/technician/innovator
musician/technician/innovator
 
Posts: 41763
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 6:04 pm
Location: western Tennessee

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby Ken Herrick » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:25 pm

bloke wrote:which planet?

DAILY. - of course.
Free to tuba: good home
Ken Herrick
5 valves
5 valves
 
Posts: 1060
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:03 pm
Location: The Darling Desert in The Land of Oz

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby sethbrown » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:41 am

Without a doubt, the legendary Arnold Jacobs!
Willson F 3200 RZ-5
VMI BBb 3302
sethbrown
lurker
lurker
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:42 pm
Location: Pontiac, Il

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby bloke » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:55 am

Ted Smith

He puts everyone else to shame, which is why he only plays secretly.
User avatar
bloke
musician/technician/innovator
musician/technician/innovator
 
Posts: 41763
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 6:04 pm
Location: western Tennessee

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby pigman » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:34 pm

John Fletcher NO DOUBT
pigman
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:19 pm
Location: long Island, NY

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby jorgeskid » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:59 am

John Fletcher
Arnold Jacobs
Pat Sheridan
Sam Pilafian
Roland Szentpali
Ben
University of Texas


Yamaha YFB621
jorgeskid
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:56 pm

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby Stryk » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:39 am

Some of the names on here surprise me. I guess it depends on what each person thinks makes someone the greatest player. Is it technique, it is tone, is it musicianship? I listened to some clips of a player yesterday who had great technique, was extremely musical, but the tone was the 184 or F tuba with a shallow mouthpiece, bright, overblown type of sound. Is that really what is considered a great sound now? Guess I am just getting too old!
Terry Stryker

Old, ugly horns that play really, really well.
User avatar
Stryk
Retired Educator
Retired Educator
 
Posts: 2057
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:55 pm
Location: Panama City, Florida

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby Bob Kolada » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:27 pm

That WAS a great sound! :D


My clarinet playing high school band director, John Gorball, was also a super baritone player and had just about the best sound I've heard. I remember when I had independent band and would run through the music with him- him on the newish school Yamaha front bell (nice horn!) and me on my beloved Amati. :mrgreen: The choir director heard us one time, said "he's almost as good as you John!", I butchered a line, and Gorball pulled his mouthpiece away from his lips just long enough to say something funny/snarky. :lol: Whoops.
Bob Kolada
6 valves
6 valves
 
Posts: 2613
Joined: Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:57 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby Uncle Buck » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:42 pm

User avatar
Uncle Buck
5 valves
5 valves
 
Posts: 1233
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:45 pm
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby 64galaxie » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:22 pm

Best jazz/dixieland player..what about Red Lehr ?? You can't tell me none of you haven't heard of David "Red" Lehr ???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC9-qhCgn0o
Last edited by 64galaxie on Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
64galaxie
lurker
lurker
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:19 pm

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby bloke » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:44 pm

64galaxie wrote:Best jazz/dixieland player..what about Red Lehr ??


Rich smoked him 12 to the 12th power...

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

You really should listen to *all* of this, but you *could* skip to 47:00 first.
User avatar
bloke
musician/technician/innovator
musician/technician/innovator
 
Posts: 41763
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 6:04 pm
Location: western Tennessee

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby tuben » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:18 am

bloke wrote:
64galaxie wrote:Best jazz/dixieland player..what about Red Lehr ??


Rich smoked him 12 to the 12th power...

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

You really should listen to *all* of this, but you *could* skip to 47:00 first.


Word.
tuben
 

Re: Best Tuba Player on the Planet

Postby 64galaxie » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:04 pm

bloke wrote:
64galaxie wrote:Best jazz/dixieland player..what about Red Lehr ??


Rich smoked him 12 to the 12th power...

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

You really should listen to *all* of this, but you *could* skip to 47:00 first.


12 to the 12th power huh...**** ,....for the sake of not getting into big dick swinging match,I'll just say that he might not have a college pedigree,he never took a music lesson in his life,BUT ,he has accoplished this.... A farmer, butcher with his own meat processing plant and market, real estate entrepreneur, and world-class sharp-shooter, Red is also an astounding virtuoso of the sousaphone, combining unique technique with showmanship. At five years old he stood on an orange crate to play his daddy's trombone. In grade school, as the strongest and tallest kid, he began to play the big sousaphone with which he has intrigued audiences ever since. David "Red" Lehr, sousaphone, is recognized as one of the finest jazz sousaphone players in the world. Red is basically a self taught musician who started on trombone at the age of six and then changed to sousaphone at age thirteen. Mainly playing in marching and "oom-pa" bands, Red started with a banjo band in St. Louis at Your Father's Mustache in 1961. He played at various banjo palaces until 1977, when he joined Jeannie Kittrel's Jazz Incredibles and the Old St. Louis Levee Band. He went on his first European tour with the Jazz Incredibles in 1985, a tour which took him to France, Germany and Holland. In 1989 he toured Scotland, Wales and Holland. Red was featured soloist at the National Tuba Symposium in 1975 and has performed on several occasions with Richard Hayman and the Saint Louis Symphony Pops Orchestra. Red was hand-picked for an all-star 7-piece International Band at the 1994 Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. He was selected by readers of The American Rag in a national survey in 2000 as their favorite of all jazz sousaphonists. Admired by classical as well as jazz musicians, Red has been starred in regional and national conferences of brass instruments (Champaign IL, 1973; Lexington KY, 1990; Bloomington IL, 2005). He has appeared in concert with Billy Butterfield, Jack Maheu, Barrett Deems, Ernie Carson, Jerry Fuller, and Pee Wee Mateese. By day Red keeps busy at his meat market in New Athens, Illinois. By night he plays the jazz he loves. He currently leads the St. Louis Rivermen, the Jazz Incredibles, the Old St. Louis Levee Band, and Red Lehr's Powerhouse Five...
64galaxie
lurker
lurker
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:19 pm

PreviousNext

Return to TubeNet

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bill B, Bing [Bot], cstan, Dubby, Google [Bot] and 31 guests