And a lot of them seem to be in the USA, but not these two… Bert Brandsma, from Holland, emailed me about something on the website, but, more interestingly, he plays bass sax exceedingly well (and a few other things, judging by the pix) in a Dutch band called “Dixieland Crackerjacks“. Gorgeous sound, he has an unaccompanied solo on his Conn, starting slow and easy, but (unless I’m mistaken), covering the whole range from high-F to low Bb before leading into Sweet Georgia Brown on this youtube link.
Also another youtube link featuring his two bass saxes, a Conn and a Martin, with solo’s on both. I was mortified to hear that the Martin is in fact a Conn Stencil ! According to Bert, Martin didn’t make bass saxes, so it’s a Conn – and without my beloved soldered toneholes… I think I need to sit down now, my faith in Martin is shattered. Enjoy, I will, many times…….