As soon as I’d unpacked my lovely little Mirage Bb ‘curvie, and slipped on the closest available mouthpiece ( a very old Arbiter metal ‘5’, cost almost 70 quid in it’s day…) for it’s trial run, I just knew that George the Lakie (aka Gitley) was itching to get in on the act…
Click on the ‘play’ button in the middle of the video below, to hear Terrier vocals with sax backing !
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I’ll be reviewing the little Mirage soprano in depth, in a later post, once I’ve settled on a nice mouthpiece/reed combo – and given the Soprano a chance to stretch it’s little legs – favourite now seems to be my Mojobari modified vintage ebonite Meyer, plus a Rico Plasticover 2.5 reed for a little added bite . It really is a little cutie, but is a REAL instrument ! And that bronze (lacquer ?) bell just adds to it’s character. Wish they did a ‘curvie’ soprano in C.
Also coming soon will be a short feature movie entitled ‘ Gitley – The Howling ‘, of which the above is just a taster. I’ve more video clips where that came from… Not bad for a Nokia phone on default settings, eh ? Thanks CJ.
*** Addendum – by popular request, here’s ” Gitley Sings the Blues – Part Deux “…
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