"Roland Alphonso" by Don Cherry

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  • #10929
    AvatarTor Bekken
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    The great jazz trumpeter Don Cherry played many other instruments, including melodica. He recorded this piece in the early 1980s, in a duo with drummer Ed Blackwell. It’s on an album named EL CORAZON. Here’s my own little solo version…

    #10930
    Avatarprodz
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    Beautifull.

    #10933
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    So beautiful, yes. Good choice of instruments, Tor!

    #10939
    AvatarTor Bekken
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    Thanks for the nice comments! The old Hohner is a wonderful instrument. I just got another one, probably even older, with a metal case (grey/white colour). I’ll post a video soon!

    #10942
    AvatarTor Bekken
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    Here’s the other Hohner Piano 26….the metal one.. May have to look into ways to reduce key noise, and it’s not as airtight as I may wish…but the sound / tone is GREAT

    #10945
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    Lovely.

    Okay, so that’s the original “soprano” Piano 26, the HM-926, introduced by 1961, and followed by its mate, the “alto” HM-927. They continued to be marketed through the 1970s. The instrument in your previous video is the next in the development of the “Piano” Hohner Melodicas, the HM-26, along with its mate, the “alto” HM-27. These had a brief run during the 1970s. Then the third stage in the development of Hohner “Piano” melodicas began late 1970s or early 80s, marketed often just as “Piano 26” and “Piano 27,” though sometimes also as “HM-26” and 27. These continued to be marketed by the company until 2011. They are the ones we here associate so much with Lowboy Bootay’s innovative blues melodica techniques.

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