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    Default Re: Videos / Sound-samples of Pros playing a "The Martin"?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigHunk View Post
    This guy Don Wise is a great player who plays a martin tenor & highly modified link STM.
    Yes, Don responded to an email that I sent him in '09, that his mpc is a Link STM 7
    "blueprinted" by Doc Tenney.
    My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up.
    ... but really folks... my wife said, " It sounds like a saxophone ".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigHunk View Post
    This guy Don Wise is a great player who plays a martin tenor & highly modified link STM.
    He played for many years with Delbert McClinton but is now retired and mostly tends to his garden in Texas..

    Really a super cool guy...

    http://www.donwise.com/
    Don is retired? Damn - I think he's younger than me. Now, I'm retired from my day gig but not from music. They'll have to drag me out feet first some Saturday night! Don's Martin is a regular 'The Martin Tenor' that has been polished and gold-plated. He plays a Link on it and really has a good R&B sound. I'll have to drop in next time Delbert comes to town and see who's playing what.

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    Default Re: Videos / Sound-samples of Pros playing a "The Martin"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanPerezSax View Post
    Here's an old one of mine.
    Very nice! That sound of the Martin tenor is very evident in that clip. I play a Guardala 'King Curtis' on tenor, and it doesn't translate well from Selmer to Martin. I think if I keep the Martin I'll have to find a special piece for it.

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    Default Re: Videos / Sound-samples of Pros playing a "The Martin"?

    I'll throw one in here:

    http://www.petethomas.co.uk/x-audio/funkybutt.mp3

    I don't have that martin any more as I now have something I prefer, but it's one hell of an R & B horn.

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    Here's a short clip of me playing my The Martin....

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    Default Re: Videos / Sound-samples of Pros playing a "The Martin"?

    not a tenor player but...

    Chris Woods

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwmaC3Xi_zs

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    Great thread folks! Let's have some more Martin clips!!!!! Joey man...we want to see those babes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMartinTenor View Post
    I love Joe Henderson tunes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by christiansax View Post
    Here's a short clip of me playing my The Martin....

    FINALLY! THE NAME OF THE TUNE THAT IVE BEEN HEARING FOR THE PAST 4 or 5 MONTHS! Ive been trying to figure out the name of this song because its pretty and I wanna try and write an arrangement of this song for my band. Thanks for the video! This thread just gives me more reasons to love Martin horns.
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    Premium stuff folks. It was a pleasure to hear your clips and vids.
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    Default Re: Videos / Sound-samples of Pros playing a "The Martin"?

    Here is some posts I wrote at CS forum. The players are all playing on Martins.

    http://cafesaxophone.com/showthread....lenn-Shambroom.

    http://cafesaxophone.com/showthread....rs-Buddy-Lucas

    http://cafesaxophone.com/showthread....ayers-Don-Wise

    http://cafesaxophone.com/showthread....s-John-Fogerty


    Other players that was on Martins: Earl Bostic, Art Pepper, Big Jay McNeely, Buddy Tate, Gene Ammons, J.T. Brown, Boots Randolph, Johnny Paris …. . Some of them later switched to other brands.

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    Art Pepper plays The Martin Tenor on "Gettin' Together"! This album he made with Miles Davis' rhythm section and Conte Candoli in the early 60's. There is a tune called "Bijou the Poodle" where he plays tenor. He also does play tenor on the two takes of the blues "Gettin' Together". So unique and so intense... It's great, soulfull jazz and absolutely a very distinctive, personal tenorsound. Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly and Conte Candoli helped in making this one of the best records ever.

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    Gonna be a couple of weeks until I get the Burlesque stuff up on video. But thanks, Rory.
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    about the blues is laid down in 'The Great Gig In The Sky.'"

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    Here's another one. I'm currenly working on my Diminished scales so bear with me on this one....enjoy!!

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    Hi, I bought a The Martin! Whoo, I'm quiet happy with it. So here's a first video. Just a mouthpiece comparison ...


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    Default Re: Videos / Sound-samples of Pros playing a "The Martin"?

    The Jody Jazz sounds like a kazoo in comparison to the Link. Dump it.

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    Yes! A guy from my hometown (Berlin):





    http://www.viktorwolf.de/

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    Default Re: Videos / Sound-samples of Pros playing a "The Martin"?

    Quote Originally Posted by drwhippet View Post
    Indeed he did (a Committee II in this one to be precise):



    Now, I'll spare you the suspense on the other question. I've played both Committee II's and The Martins (what some folks now call Committee III's for some reason), and it's much easier to get a modern sound from the The Martin. The older Comm II's have a decidedly vintage sound that's hard to describe but that's also hard to take out of the horn if you wanted to use it to play, say, smooth jazz. Even the The Martin would have this same issue to an extent, as I've always thought all Martins have a very dark vintage sound that you just can't get away from that easily if you want to go "modern" with the horn.

    This is not the case as much with vintage Selmers and Kings--and to a lesser degree--Conns--which I consider to be more versatile in this way than Martins (and Bueschers for the same reasons). Most Kings made from ca. 1947 on--and Selmers from ca. 1935 on--can be moderned up nicely with the right mouthpiece.

    Have you seen the 1950 King Zephyr tenor your fellow member is selling in another thread right now (or at least inquiring as to its value)? That horn is VERY versatile, mouthpiece friendly, and could be a steal considering it's essentially the same horn bore-wise as a 1950 Super 20 tenor, which would sell for around $4,000 in the same condition.

    Anyway, just my 2 cents as someone who's owned several examples of all the horns discussed.
    Hey, man, thanks for posting the Glenn Miller video. Always refreshing to hear/see a real show.

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    I recently picked up a "The Martin Tenor" from 1952. Boy Do I love it! Got a great deal on an "just overhauled" horn. I hear you can pick up a stencil for virtually nothing. They dont call them the poor mans mark VI for nothing. These horns are truly great with a feathery action. This is my first recorded song with this horn with the old "no namer" plastic mouthpiece that came with it, but I still think the quality of the horn shines thru. Not really a pro but here goes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqnFaphDFZM

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