• Posts Tagged ‘Couturier’

    The Saga of the Curved Baritone

    by  • December 19, 2011 • Misc., Saxophone

    Many years ago I came across an interesting picture.  It was described as a “curved F baritone.”  I’ve only seen one other curved saxophone, outside Bb/C/Eb sopranos, in one place:  A. Sax’s patent drawing.  I had also heard the rumor that all of A. Sax’s prototypes were C basses in this shape, so I...

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    Introduction to Couturier

    by  • May 25, 2010 • EA Couturier

    This section was prompted by a comment on The Woodwind Forum. There are at least two American manufacturers of saxophones in the 1920’s (and somewhat earlier) that very little is written about: Couturier and JW York. Interestingly, these two makes intersect at some point, too. While I do have confirmation that Couturier definitely did...

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