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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000135.txt from 2007/12

From: "Daniel Leeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Tarogato
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 12:40:17 -0500

I know what a contrabassoon looks like, independent of the material from
which it is made, though different materials may force a different
appearance. What I saw, and what the owner confirmed, was metal
contrabassoon. When I asked the owner where he got it, he said that it had
belonged to a basoonist with one of Belgium's main orchestras. The Belgian
had died and the new owner, Dante Profumo, bought it. Profume played
everything. I worked with him when he played basset horn on one job. On
Another he played heckelphone. On others he played clarinet, regular
bassoon, and English horn.

His playing was not great, but he owned one of everything. I jokingly asked
him if he owned a bass clarinet in A, and said that he had two of them.
Don't know where they went after he died.

Dan Leeson
dnleeson@-----.net
SKYPE: dnleeson

-----Original Message-----
From: Jacob Lindsay [mailto:jacobmakesnoise@-----.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2007 9:28 AM
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: RE: [kl] Tarogato

Was it a contrabass sarrusaphone, or really just a
metal contabassoon?

There are some great recordings of Gerald Oshita
playing sarrusaphones with Roscoe Mitchell and Thomas
Buckner.

Back on the Taragoto angle, Peter Brotzmann is another
player who uses that (plenty of recordings), though
certainly not traditional.

--- Daniel Leeson <dnleeson@-----.net> wrote:

> I remember Dante well. We did a performance of
> Strauss' Alpine Symphony and he played a metal
> contrabassoon. I had never seen one before, and
> have not seen one since. He was not a particularly
> elegant player, but boy was he versatile!!!
>
> Dan Leeson
> dnleeson@-----.net
> SKYPE: dnleeson
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kurtheisig@-----.net
> [mailto:kurtheisig@-----.net]
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 11:44 PM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: RE: [kl] Tarogato
>
>
> Danny,
>
> Remember Dante Profumo who used to play such things
> as the Tarogato and contra bass bassoon in our area
> and in the LA studios?
>
> He used to keep Wagner Tuben to rent to symphonies
> when they needed them.
>
> He used to own a VW bus just to transport the larger
> horns.
>
> Kurt
>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Daniel Leeson <dnleeson@-----.net>
> >Sent: Dec 20, 2007 12:14 PM
> >To: klarinet@-----.org
> >Subject: RE: [kl] Tarogato
> >
> >The Canadian instrument maker, Steve Fox, who made
> my basset horn also makes
> >taragotos.
> >
> >Dan Leeson
> >dnleeson@-----.net
> >SKYPE: dnleeson
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Fred [mailto:fred.sheim@-----.net]
> >Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 12:00 PM
> >To: klarinet@-----.org
> >Subject: [kl] Tarogato
> >
> >
> >I just got itchy to get a Tarogato- don't ask me
> why. My question
> >is, is it like a wooden soprano sax? I have a
> soprano sax. Do I
> >need the full system or the simple system? Where
> would I get one anyway?
> >
> >Thanks in advance.
> >
> >Fred
> >
> >
>
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