Friday, February 27, 2009

Buescher Promotional Ad featuring Sigurd Rascher

While poking around YouTube I ran across this recently posted promotional film from the Buescher Saxophone company. According to the info on the video page it dates from the 1950's. In addition to Sigurd Rascher, it would appear to feature a very, very young Carina Rasher! It's like seeing his method books come to life. I'm pretty blown away with his quality of tone, and mastery of the altissimo register. The video is broken into 3 parts and totals about 27 minutes. Unfortunately embedding was disabled by the poster so you will just have to click through.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

1 comment:

Mark Burke said...

Good find James. The video is pretty timeless. For anyone out there, I especially liked the demo of how to practice difficult passages by adding different rhythms. Good for all to view. I will cross post this on my blog as well to help get the link out there.