Tag Archives: oboe

Bolling Suite For….Oboe?

The Bolling Suite for flute…..modified for Oboe. Enjoy.

  Baroque And Blue (126.7 KiB, 114 hits)
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  Irlandaise (63.9 KiB, 66 hits)
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  Irlandaise (English Horn) (66.3 KiB, 31 hits)
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  Javanaise (120.3 KiB, 59 hits)
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  Sentimentale (106.5 KiB, 63 hits)
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  Versatile (113.2 KiB, 46 hits)
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  Versatile (105.1 KiB, 28 hits)
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  Veloce (103.4 KiB, 40 hits)
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  Fugace (105.4 KiB, 42 hits)
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Coltrane Solos For Oboe

Ok, these are some transposed versions of Coltrane solos that work for Oboe. Enjoy.

  Blue Train - John Coltrane (129.5 KiB, 176 hits)
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  Countdown - John Coltrane (110.9 KiB, 94 hits)
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  Giant Steps - John Coltrane (156.9 KiB, 101 hits)
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Holcombe Jazz Flute Concerto…..for Oboe

Sadly, there is like NOTHING out there for Jazz Oboe. So, I took on a task of transposing and rearranging Bill Holcombe’s Jazz Flute Concerto to work for Oboe. Seems to work out fairly well. The only thing that sorta sucks is that I only have a TAPE of the backgrounds and the piece. When I transfered it to digital, I guess the tape player was slower and caused the whole recording to be about 9 cents flat. So, a little bump in the Amazing Slowdowner fixed that.
But still, it’s TAPE. It’s all stuffy sounding. I searched Fluteworld.com for a CD version of the Concerto, but they seem not to have it anymore (any version).
Bill Holcombe is an amazing guy. He is like a billion years old, and plays the snot out of flute, clarinet and saxophone. Dunno about Oboe, but he probably could hang on that too.

Make Or Buy Reeds?

Making reeds is something Oboe players are supposed to do. I suck at it. It is really time consuming, and with all the other activities I do, I just don’t have the time and patience to do it. I’ve been buying Allan Reeds for a while now. Cheap and play well I think. I am going to try some of those Good Tone reeds soon.

I did find this site, Oboe Reed Review. Interesting. They have polls and what not there. Don’t seem to have Allan Reeds though…..

So, is the age old thing about a real oboist still true? Are they required to make their own reeds? And, is there some sort of way special “jazz” reed for oboe?

Welcome To Jazz-Oboe

I’ve wanted to start this for a while, and finally have. Jazz-Oboe. The rare, mysterious, perhaps even taboo subject of playing Jazz on Oboe. Yes, we will jump into oboe related items other than jazz, but mainly it is all about Jazz and Oboe. Enjoy