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Old Jul 15, 2005, 09:03 AM
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Wow,

Hi Dave, it was another life when we played together. It's great to see you've still got the fire. I would love to hear you - are you ever in Vancouver?

For those looking in, Dave was and is the greatest tenor player i ever heard in Victoria and there were some fine ones.

Cheers. get well.

Bill
Hiya Bill,

Thanks for the kind words…….and well wishes.

I only ever played Vancouver twice..Once in the mid 90’s with Campbell Ryga and my good buddy Ross Taggart.. I can’t remember who else was on the gig and that was at the glass slipper…. And once at the arts Center in the early 70’s with Kat Hendicks and my good buddies Neil Swainson and Rick Whitehouse, I think Jim McGillvary played percussion on that gig to???

Lets face it there are so many great players in Vancouver they don’t need to import ‘em……..

However I do remember playing in your band… La Petite Bateau de Jazz. and a series of real successful concerts in Victoria. Like ya said a lifetime ago…..Lotsa fun and in some ways happier times…

Nice of ya post a message. If yer ever in Victoria look me up……

Some Skunk Funk……dk

PS I'm beginning ta feel like Sally Field
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Old Jul 15, 2005, 10:25 PM
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Reverb Unit

Hi Guys,

I'm a professional Saxophone player, and I'm moving to Victoria next week from Prince Rupert. I read on the forum that a reverb unit is a good thing to use in order to hear yourself, and that Stanley Turpentine uses one. I like a heavily reverberated saxophone sound, preferably one that says "Large Hall", or "Stadium" on the presets.
Anyway, is it standard practise to have a reverb monitor, and where can I get one? Will it be enough to hear myself in a trio setting (bass, piano, sax), in a moderately loud restaurant situation, where the tables are close by? I find I just can't get that great tone without reverb, and I find im really missing it, especially when I jam with my friends on jazz standards from the art blakey era.
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Old Jul 16, 2005, 09:31 PM
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Old Jul 19, 2005, 06:59 PM
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Hi There. I'm thinking of moving to Victoria. I live in New York now, but I accidentally strangled a Dominican prostitute, so I need to get as far away from the New York area as I can. Just to escape the memories. I play jazz recorder, but not very well. I'm wondering, if I wanted to " sit in" and "jam" with some of you Victoria guys, how "many" songs "should" I "know" to feel confident to sit in. I know 11 songs already. They "are":
A Call For All Demons
A Child Is Born
A Family Joy
A Fine Romance
A Foggy Day
A Night in Tunisia
African Flower
Afro Blue
Afternoon IN Paris
Airegin( Not Fast!)
Alice IN Wonderland

Basically I started on the "A's" and I'm going pretty good. So what say you?
If anyone is looking to play please let me know.
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That's awesome. Did anyone read this?
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 02:37 PM
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That's awesome. Did anyone read this?
I was going to wait til he got to A Train and then give him a call ... N
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 04:26 PM
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I was going to wait til he got to A Train and then give him a call ... N
I'll keep it in mind when I fire up the shortwave radio. Unless I'm camping on Mayne Island for the weekend, or waiting 6 hours for the ferry to get pulled off the marina it just crashed into.
it's doubtful that I'll be able to get that radio station here in Victoria, pity. I listen to CFUV and CBC. CBC is great, americans really don't know what they are missing without CBC as part of their cutural history.
Could someone (possible you Nou), tell me if anyone in Victoria can get your UBC radio channel? Are you on cable internet radio? The BBC has some great jazz on it's site, check that out man.
NASA has some good photos of the universe on it's site (check out Saturn and mars man, they rock)
1986 is a very impressive number of sucessful years on air, all the best to you, and have some great future broadcasts.
Well, it's 4:20pm and time to go practice Billie Holliday's "Strange Fruit" in 7/4 and 5/4...

(I have listened to your radio show and it's wonderful!!) NB
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Hey Noah, you can listen on the net.

http://www.coopradio.org/listen/index.html
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Old Jul 21, 2005, 04:23 PM
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Coop Radio

Thanks Ken, you beat me to it; there are actually a number of ways of catching coop radio (not UBC by the way) - 102.7 FM in Vancouver and general area, on cable across BC, on satellite across Canada (I was listening to it in Montreal over Christmas) and (as noted) on the internet around the world.

And I'm happy to play and promote Victoria and BC musicians as well as Vancouver artists (to bring this discussion back to the topic at hand). E.g. I'm doing a radio interview tomorrow with Pamela York, formerly of Nanaimo now based in Houston, who's playing the Cellar on Sunday. If anyone outside the lower mainland (or in the lower mainland for that matter) would like to have their stuff played on the show or is in town and wants to hang out and discuss their local scene on air, drop me a line.

N.
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 11:43 AM
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Wow,

Hi Dave, it was another life when we played together. It's great to see you've still got the fire. I would love to hear you - are you ever in Vancouver?

For those looking in, Dave was and is the greatest tenor player i ever heard in Victoria and there were some fine ones.

Cheers. get well.

Bill

Bill: Can you give me a list of all the "fine" Victoria Tenor players you have checked out?
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 09:49 PM
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tenor players....

Hi Noah,

It was a long time ago but here's some tenor players I played with in my time in Victoria.

Dave Keen
Gord Clements
Al Pease (also a great clarinet player)
Ed ? (sorry, last name escapes me)
Stafford Horne (moved to Montreal)
David Branter (moved to Vancouver)

Couple of alto players -

Wally Eurchuk (no longer with us)
Paul Horn (moved?)
Brian Longworth?
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 10:11 PM
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Ed ? (sorry, last name escapes me)
I'm guessing you mean Ed Philp; a beautiful tenor player indeed, and a great writer and arranger. His CD Mighty FIngers is definitely worth checking out.
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 10:42 PM
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Hi Ken,

I think it was it Ed Phelps. Thanks for the memory nudge.

Yeah, great player indeed. I think he may have played with Kenton at some point.
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 12:53 AM
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Hi Noah,

It was a long time ago but here's some tenor players I played with in my time in Victoria.

Dave Keen
Gord Clements
Al Pease (also a great clarinet player)
Ed ? (sorry, last name escapes me)
Stafford Horne (moved to Montreal)
David Branter (moved to Vancouver)

Couple of alto players -

Wally Eurchuk (no longer with us)
Paul Horn (moved?)
Brian Longworth?
I'm glad you think those things Bill, great players indeed.
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 12:59 AM
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Pete Thomson

not sure what year Pete moved back to victoria, but he was a beautiful tenor player and a real sweetheart of a person.. He also wrote many wonderful songs some of which i still have copies of and would like to play at some point.
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 01:44 AM
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I think the original comment about the "Greatest tenor player in Victoria" was an unfair comment by Bill Sample. All these guys (including the guy I'm never supposed to talk about ever again) are unique and beautiful players.
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