Tags » Flugelhorn

May 17, 1846: Yackety Sax

Adolphe Sax was born in Belgium in 1846. His father was a designer of musical instruments who dabbled in the design of horns. Little Adolphe began to make his own instruments at an early age, entering two of his flutes and a clarinet into a competition at the age of fifteen. 295 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

The Well Traveled Art Farmer

Back in January, I purchased an autographed Art Farmer LP on eBay. It was a fantastic looking example and on top of that the seller was a reputable guy from St. 2,236 more words



Gnu High (1975), Six for Six (2013)

The first great thing about the Canadian, who settled in England early on, is his sound. It’s smooth and flowing, without becoming so mellow that everything turns into late-night music. 127 more words


Play the trumpet badly: tra la, blaaa!

I’ve discovered another way of releasing feel good chemicals – buy a trumpet and try to play it – it does make me laugh and creates those mood lifters. 235 more words


Miles Bonny is back! The classic jazzy soul is oozing out from his newest single Way. He links up with the Australian singer Shhor, and they create a real gem. 37 more words


Trumpet vs. Cornet vs. Flugelhorn

While all played by the same performer, the Trumpet, Cornet, and Flugelhorn are all in different families of brass instruments and all have different sound qualities.   620 more words


Eclipse Flugelhorn

This is my wonderful custom Flugelhorn from Eclipse UK, a small brass instrument manufacturer based in Luton. The flugel is finished in matt black with matt gold lacquer highlights on the inside bell, valve caps, slides and tuning crook. 159 more words