Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

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Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by mrdeacon » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:14 am

Hi!

I'm interested in who your favorite bass trombone players are who played a Conn Elkhart 62H.

I understand this is kind of a weird question but I'm in particular looking for recordings or names of players who played this model horn. I know most of the studio cats have been played them for eons but I'm mostly interested in orchestral cats.

The only people who I'm familiar with who played a 62H for years are Jeff Reynolds with LA Phil and Bob Hughes with the LSO... but I know there are more! I'm sure there are a number of UK cats who played a 62H that I'm not familiar with.

Thanks!
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Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by sf105 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:28 am

Top of my head, Don Harwood (NYPhil), Hal Janks (Met) owned my 60H for a while, BB McCullogh (Pittsburgh) I think, I've seen one in the pit at Covent Garden (not sure which player), our own @blast from time to time.
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Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by mrdeacon » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:02 am

Do you remember when Don Harwood used one in the NY Phil? For some reason I thought he was a long time Bach player.

Thanks for the other names!
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Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by Kbiggs » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:45 am

I didn’t know Jeff Reynolds played a 62H. He played on a Mt. V Bach modified by Larry Minick for ages, then played Getzen for a while, then played something else. Did he play the 62H in his earlier years?

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Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by ronnies » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:51 am

Bob Hughes.

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Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by mrdeacon » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:43 pm

Kbiggs wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:45 am
I didn’t know Jeff Reynolds played a 62H. He played on a Mt. V Bach modified by Larry Minick for ages, then played Getzen for a while, then played something else. Did he play the 62H in his earlier years?
Ooops! I saw something that looking like a Minick and assumed that it was a 62H :pant: Well I guess I can cross Jeff Reynolds off my 62H list then :roll:
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Post by jeremyesmith » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:49 am

This is a good post! There are many current guys in the UK playing on 62H's - some are Elkhart, others are not. I own an Elkhart 62H so any information about this horn and its players is wonderful. As far as favorites for me, Bill Reichenbach for sure is at the top of the list. Michael Davis (Hip-Bone) also owns one and plays it when bass is needed. Dan West of Septura Brass (UK) also plays an Elkhart 62H.
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Post by CalgaryTbone » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:46 pm

Don Harwood played a Conn 60H (Minick modified to 2 open wrap valves, etc.) for a few years in the early 80's. He also played a Holton 185 early in his career. Jeff Reynolds played a Conn for part of his career (see it on the Summitt Records excerpt CD) but it was an earlier model than the 62H.

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Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by Savio » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:28 pm

Bob Hughes! Sad that this trombone was only produced for only 3 years. Lucky i have one of them! Its just to enjoy...
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Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by mrdeacon » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:35 pm

Thanks for all the responses!

Let's open this up to also include musicians who play Elkhart Conn 62H shaped objects and other TIS basses!

Of course almost all the LA studio cats play 62H's or 62H shaped objects like Kanstul or Greenhoes. I've seen Rath TIS horns and played on one but I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone use one...

Phil Keen uses a Kanstul 1662i in the Long Beach Symphony. George Roberts of course played a Conn 70H on his numerous film sessions and jazz recordings. There are also those recordings of Jeff Reynolds on his Conn Fuchs...

Are there any other current pro players outside of LA using TIS style horns? Greenhoes... Rath... whatever comes to mind!
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Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by RustBeltBass » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:50 pm

I am sure blast could offer some more insight.

Many of the wonderful recording of the Covent Garden Opera in London feature an all Conn section as well.

Outside of the UK this horn does not seem to find a lot of recognition, at least not in the classical world.

Being a player in the USA, the equipment I use and see used here is very different. I am not always sure as to whether all of the developments in the trombone making industry in the last 30 years have been a blessing or a curse ....but that is a different topic for a different discussion. :-)
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Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by ngrinder » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:33 am

George Flynn!
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Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by bellend » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:24 am

Rob O'Neil BBC Symphony orchestra
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Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by Carter1016 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:27 pm

If I'm not mistaken, Pete Norton in Cincinatti played on a 62 for some time. I'm not sure if he still does anymore
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Re: Who are your favorite bass trombone players who played on a Elkhart Conn 62H?

Post by RustBeltBass » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:00 pm

Carter1016 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:27 pm
If I'm not mistaken, Pete Norton in Cincinatti played on a 62 for some time. I'm not sure if he still does anymore
Yes he did. Recently switched to Yamaha.
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