Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday Jam, February 27
We had a nice, friendly crowd last night at the Tin Star Saloon.
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People always seem to enjoy the Wednesday night jam.
We were happy that our good friend Daniel Talache (second from right) could join us. He led us off on a Stevie Ray version of Mary Had a Little Lamb.
There's more: A Tisket, a Tasket. Click to listen to the music.
Don, on Daniel's left came up from Albuquerque to join us for a set.
"Coast to Coast" Frank was there.
Pete (left), from the Santa Fe Band Controlled Burn and owner Ray Dera took us on a blues tour.
Pete then led this sweet little number.
Next, Ben took off on another blues jam. You can hear my little 1923 C Melody sax in there somewhere just before Frank went nuts on the trumpet.
The C Melody is a fun horn to take to a jam. It is the only saxophone that plays in the key of C. This one is a 1923 Conn nickel-plate. I have a modern Beechler hard rubber mouthpiece on it that lets it breathe a bit freer than the original.
They stopped making C Melody saxes in 1933, so they are a bit hard to come by. I was lucky to find this mint condition Conn a couple of years ago and have been occasionally taking it to jams since.
That's it for this one. See you at the next one.