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John Laughter

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I recently found this on youtube and added it to "The History of Top 40 Saxophone Solos-1955-2012"

The band's agent indicates that Gary Barnacle is the tenor player. If this is Gary on the youtube clips he has an excellent tone on this song.

I have Gary listed in the book on several other songs and I realize that he is one of the top UK session musicians.

Question; he plays what appears to be a K "Shadow" in the first clip and maybe a white finish tenor in the second clip. The photo I have in the book shows a white finish.

Does anyone know what brand mouthpiece he is using? It is hard to determine from the youtube clips and I could not find his web site.

Thanks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvmL9oMWOaQ 1:33

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wf5095Ex2Q 1:44
 

Nick Wyver

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The black sax is, I believe, a Selmer (SA80?). Looks like a Lawton on it. I know he's got a Guardala King or Super King that he's had widened to about 150 or something ridiculous cos I had a go on it. Loudest thing I've ever blown. Don't know about the white sax, but it's probably another Selmer. Gary's a bit of a Selmer man. Next time I see him I'll ask him - if I remember.
 

John Laughter

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Thanks Nick! I did not know that Selmer made such a finish but obviously they do. A 150 would be loud for sure. Thanks again and let me know if you find out which m/p he used on that footage.
 
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