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    Default Aubra Graves aka. jazzsaxtenor AMAZING TONE

    Hi

    Have you heard this guy on Youtube. If i remember correct he´s over 80 years, and hi´s tone, timing and feeling is nothing less than out of this world!

    I´ve tried googling him, but nothing really pops.

    He has two channels, one is jazzsaxtenor and other is 41Conn.

    Here is the channel with the most videos.

    www.youtube.com/user/jazzsaxtenor?feature=watch

    If you dont now him you MUST check him out :-)

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    Default Re: Aubra Graves aka. jazzsaxtenor AMAZING TONE

    I agree. The guy sounds amazing. Just ran his channel in the background at work all last night.

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    Wow! what an amazing player.

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    Aubra Graves is mentioned in the threads with endless arguments about shortcomings of the MKVII tenor. Not to pollute the thread with such nonsense, but his playing is known and greatly appreciated by several members of this forum.

    BTW, this is an oldish man in a less than hip outfit sitting in a rather messy office just blowing the rest of the world to smithereens. This is one hip guy and I would give my left whatever (not arm obviously) to be able to play like that now or, if I am lucky enough, at the time where I would reach his current age. Way to go!

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    As of a few months ago, Mr. Graves was still gigging weekly in a big band setting down where he lives (Texas, I think, and have no reason to suspect that he isn't currently). Jazzsaxtenor and 41Conn are actually Mr. Graves' two sons. I think jazzsaxtenor takes a little more pain in producing the vids and yes they are truly amazing. I go back to those time and again. He has a pretty nice compliment of horns, too.

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    Default Re: Aubra Graves aka. jazzsaxtenor AMAZING TONE

    Brasscane@ What is it about shortcomings of the MKVII?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langstrup View Post
    Brasscane@ What is it about shortcomings of the MKVII?
    Don't ask me but the critics say that the horn is majorly flawed compared to the MKVI. This is where Aubrey comes up as he is used an an example of someone who plays the VII tenor and does a great job with it. If you search for titles of threads with VII in them, you will see for yourself.

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    He names his main tenor as a 1941 Conn and his alto is an "early serial number" USA Selmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honeyboy View Post
    He names his main tenor as a 1941 Conn and his alto is an "early serial number" USA Selmer.
    I know, but check out "Misty". Anyway, I didn't mean to derail the thread but only point out that he is knownand appreciated by members of this forum.

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    Default Re: Aubra Graves aka. jazzsaxtenor AMAZING TONE

    I was sure he played a VI?

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    Default Re: Aubra Graves aka. jazzsaxtenor AMAZING TONE

    Apart from appreciating this gentleman's great musical feel, I liked the mouthpiece comparison: Link STM in earlier videos, Berg Larsen in the more recent videos. I hadn't realized that one could sound so incredibly smooth on a Berg Larsen.
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    Default Re: Aubra Graves aka. jazzsaxtenor AMAZING TONE

    Quote Originally Posted by vries1 View Post
    Apart from appreciating this gentleman's great musical feel, I liked the mouthpiece comparison: Link STM in earlier videos, Berg Larsen in the more recent videos. I hadn't realized that one could sound so incredibly smooth on a Berg Larsen.
    Depending on the baffle and opening, one can sound have a more traditional jazz tone, (whatever that may be ). I have a 130/2 which is medium dark, as opposed to my 115/0 which is quite bright. A well faced one is quite flexible and easy to play. Listen to Pete Christlieb and Plas Johnson (Pink Panther), Coleman Hawkins, and Sonny Rollins on youtube to hear what Bergs can sound like in a jazzier setting.
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    Just discovered this thread and had a listen. Really nice! Love his phrasing as well as tone. Lots to love in these videos. Thanks for the link.
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