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Postby pianolance » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:27 am

I don't know if this thread has ever been done before, but what is your choice (don't give long lists of great players, just a single name) for the greatest all around tuba player ever, alive or dead? Arnold Jacobs? Bill Bell? Roger Bobo? Rex Conner? Tommy Johnson? Cast your vote. I will get the ball rolling with my vote for Roger Bobo.

By the way, just for the sake of throwing this out there - if I never hear anyone humming through and playing their tuba again, that would be toooo soon for me :lol:
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Postby sc_curtis » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:44 am

Ok, I'll bite...

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Postby Dylan King » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:48 am

John Tommy Johnson
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Postby Scooby Tuba » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:24 am

Dylan King wrote:John Tommy Johnson


Really, all things considered, Tommy Johnson is the only one. Most heard player of all time. Period. There will never be another.

With that said, there sure some great players out there!
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Postby BobDSuperFan » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:26 am

Robert Daniel
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Postby mattuntuba » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:47 am

Oystein Baadsvik purely because his solo stuff is so incredibly musical.
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Postby JeremyI » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:50 am

mattuntuba wrote:Oystein Baadsvik purely because his solo stuff is so incredibly musical.


Second that.
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Postby monsterEman » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:02 am

John Fletcher without a doubt!
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Postby Pure Sound » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:55 am

Gene Pokorny!!!
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Postby cktuba » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:05 am

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Postby duckskiff » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:06 am

The question is too vague. I think this is all relative. I bet Jim Dorschner plays a better polka bass line than Roger Bobo.
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Postby RRW » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:16 am

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Postby Richard Murrow » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:23 pm

John Fletcher, Musician/Tuba Player
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Postby tubadude1301 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:50 pm

I'm a huge fan of Oystein Baadsvik.
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Postby THE TUBA » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:58 pm

Arnold Jacobs
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Who's the best?

Postby tubajon » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:21 pm

Don Harry. But question is very strange.
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Postby greatk82 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:30 pm

Justin Timberlake....anyone?
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Postby richland tuba 01 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:41 am

I know you don't want lists, but oh well.

Best Soloist-Oystein Baadsvik
Best Small ensemble player-Sam Pilafian
Best Polka player-Jim Dorschner
Best Orchestra player- Arnold Jacobs
Best sight reader: Tommy Johnson. no contest whatsoever.
Best Banda: I have no idea...
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Postby Doc » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:45 am

richland tuba 01 wrote:I know you don't want lists, but oh well.

Best Soloist-Oystein Baadsvik
Best Small ensemble player-Sam Pilafian
Best Polka player-Jim Dorschner
Best Orchestra player- Arnold Jacobs
Best sight reader: Tommy Johnson. no contest whatsoever.
Best Banda: I have no idea...


How do you know about Jim Dorschner?

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Postby richland tuba 01 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:49 am

I've heard some stuff about him before, and my private teacher seems to think he's the greatest polka style player ever and we listened to something he played before. and those guys before reminded me of him. I haven't heard NEAR enough to say based on my own opinion though. I don't usually search out great polka style tuba players. :oops: You caught me in my inexperience...
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