Plastic Musical Instruments
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You think that plastic musical instruments are a relatively recent innovation? Think again.
Seventy years ago, jazz great Charlie Parker played a plastic saxophone at what many call the greatest jazz concert ever. A new deluxe reissue of that recording is out now featuring Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach. To hear more about this classic performance click on the below NPR link.
Below is a demonstration of this instrument.
I have owned and played several plastic instruments.
Plastic Cornettos (zinks)
As well as plastic mouthpieces
The plastic instruments play slightly differently to brass instruments as do the plastic mouthpieces.
But then a good player can deliver great music from almost any instrument.
It does not surprise me in the slightest that Charlie Parker sounded great on that plastic instrument. The man was a phenomenon so naturally he sounded phenomenal.