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    Oh yeah, that is great tone all over it. Thanks for posting.

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    Nobody talked about Bill Evans sound ?!
    I found his sound modern and fat compared to other players.





    I do not love the Coltrane sound, too thin and nasal. Bob Wilber is one of my favorite !

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    Scott Robinson seems to plays every reed instrument ever invented but I've not heard him on soprano before. He sounds fantastic here on an old Conn curved soprano:




    https://youtu.be/6zoZxzpF-2Y?t=1m56s

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    Grover Washington Jr playing for the last time live on his Keilwerth Soprano with his hard rubber #9 Runyon mouthpiece. Mouthpiece a little to bright for my personal liking but a great solo for sure. I'm fortunate to own both his Soprano and Mouthpiece! I really love Grover man!
    https://youtu.be/-iwS4Xn1dlM

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    My concept of a perfect soprano sax sound would be this. Make it from wood. Increase the bore size. Give it mostly the same fingerings with just a few oboe fingerings thrown in for good measure. And give it a mouthpiece with a large round chamber.


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    Quote Originally Posted by saxoclese View Post
    My concept of a perfect soprano sax sound would be this. Make it from wood. Increase the bore size. Give it mostly the same fingerings with just a few oboe fingerings thrown in for good measure.
    Well, that wouldn't be a soprano anymore.
    Tenor: Barone bare brass + Otto Link STM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giganova View Post
    Well, that wouldn't be a soprano anymore.
    I'm guessing saxoclese's response would be: Exactly!...
    But, I doubt a tarogato could sound better on "Winin' Boy" (etc.) than as featured on soprano by Kenny Davern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOW4...jE1-ksU3INS9hN (On other recordings, it's easy to hear why Bob Wilber liked to have Kenny duetting with him on soprano, not just clarinet!) eg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfmfqnS8ipY
    Also, in my book, Kirill continues to impress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqbNtp38TJA Other youngsters now grown up eg. Andrea Motis ensure the soprano's future...

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    Stan Getz "Be there then" Pharoah Sanders "Thembi"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenton View Post
    I'm guessing saxoclese's response would be: Exactly!...
    But, I doubt a tarogato could sound better on "Winin' Boy" (etc.) than as featured on soprano by Kenny Davern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOW4...jE1-ksU3INS9hN
    Thanks, I've not heard this album with Daven playing exclusively on soprano before. It's a shame he gave up playing the soprano later in his career. I read he also used to play baritone but gave his horn to Gerry Mulligan (who played that particular Conn instrument for the rest of his career).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl391 View Post
    Stan Getz "Be there then"
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    Live - Antibes, 21st July, 1980



    "Be There then" on the album - Billy Highstreet Samba
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Billy-Highs...70_&dpSrc=srch

    "The Dirge" The other soprano track.

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    This is some of the nicest current day 'traditional' style soprano playing I've heard: British multi reed player Ewan Bleach playing in a slightly softer beautiful Bechet/Hodges style:

    Soprano starts at 18:02 in this video:



    https://youtu.be/Vk06i0SzwqQ?t=18m2s

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    LiAm84: Thanks for that (post 72). Very nice, indeed. DAVE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenton View Post
    I'm guessing saxoclese's response would be: Exactly!...
    But, I doubt a tarogato could sound better on "Winin' Boy" (etc.) than as featured on soprano by Kenny Davern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOW4...jE1-ksU3INS9hN (On other recordings, it's easy to hear why Bob Wilber liked to have Kenny duetting with him on soprano, not just clarinet!) eg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfmfqnS8ipY
    Also, in my book, Kirill continues to impress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqbNtp38TJA Other youngsters now grown up eg. Andrea Motis ensure the soprano's future...
    Exactly. Thank you for that link to Denny Davern playing Georgia on My Mind. That is also the way a soprano sax should sound---kind of like the timbre of a C-melody sax only up a minor 7th.

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