Looking forward to the clips!
Looking forward to the clips!
hey phil, do you ship to canada?
chengda85, you can send Phil an eMail directly.
Is anyone playing one of the Mark VI copies that Phil had available recently? It would be great to see a review, however brief.
I just bought one of his PB MAC 8 horns. Check out my review of it here.
Has anybody compared Barone soprano to the TK Melody soprano that Terje sells?
“We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”
To the OP- Your articulate review played a role in inspiring me to order a Barone tenor myself recently, and I too am pleased. I posted a review of my specimen in this forum as well.
Blimey, is it really 2 years since writing my review!? It feels like almost 2 years since I've even been on this forum properly regularly... actually, it is! I was having a conversation with another player a few days back and he was asking about my tenor, and if I have any others etc. It reminded me of that fact that I never got back to post an update of the Barone tenor on here. Well, I made a conscious effort to get back here and get around to it. After 2 years of being all over the place work wise, and also out of music for a few months (but working again now, fully healed) it makes you appreciate the constants. And in those 2 years, one thing constant whilst playing/touring and recording, has been the Barone Tenor I wrote about.
As for an update on the horn itself? Well, considering the amount of playing it has had to do, it's been brilliant. I've only had one pad changed, and had to change the spring tension a few times in those 2 years. Aside from that, it still blows wonderfully. I was about to comment on the bodywork and remembered that my review of the Barone was of a bare brass model. I returned that to Phil within a week as I was too concerned about the bare brass finish, and he returned me a standard finish model. I was not overly concerned about the horn that arrived being different to the bare brass, and I was correct not to have been. It played just as well, if not even nicer (somehow!?) down below. So, the bodywork has started to fade in the usual places you 'd expect, but that isn't a problem considering this is my (as you American's like to say) main axe. Palm D, bell where the belt may rub from trousers etc... The lacquer is fading in those places, and also a little under the main left hand tone holes from saliva running. I should have made more of an effort to clean up the horn, but sometimes after late night work, you're tired and..... Well, you've all been there no doubt
Am so glad I bought this horn a few years back, as I'd not want to part with it ever. Haven't tried the newer models from Phil, but don't need to.
Apologies for never having put up any recordings prior to this as I promised to a few years ago. Hence, here a few recorded in the last month. The vocalist agreed to letting me pop them onto a site that allows you to listen, but under a different name. She's using the tracks as demos.
The songs very much contrast, and allow me to, showing how versatile the horn is. One track is a vocal jazz ballad, and the other an R'n'B cover of a song released a few years back now. On the latter, there is no solo, but the intro has a sax break, and from 3 mins onwards, I let a few lines rip. Very different from the first piece.
Hope this finds one and all very well, and hoping that the old crowd are keeping well.
Phil, if you see this, all the best to you.
Glad you like it
When I bought it, Phil only had the one model at the time. I believe he introduced the second model around a year later, although he'll no doubt put me straight on that. Am assuming the original model was the 'classic'. He'll verify it for you if you contact him. I'm based in London, so he should remember selling one of his first saxes to me back in March 09.
Very nice playing, and the lady singer's nice as well.What setup are you using?
Thanks for posting.
Very nice ballad, tasteful and great playing! The second is very different but great playing on there as well.
Satin Laquer in tenor is incredible: