Friday, December 13, 2013

B Flute series - part 1

B Flute series - part 1
 B flute series  (quena, etc.) 
(see note at end)

 Three B quena (s) made from 3/4" pex: (below)
#23  "#1 Son" named for the character from the Charlie Chan series played by Keye Luke or any eldest son. This piece was a prototype and has a plug, and if sold would be at a discount.
#32  "Jazz" for the original American art form, naming a number of jazz greats on the piece. (for example: Duke, Ella, Prez, Bird, Diz etc.)
#65 "Little Jazz R.E." for the jazz trumpet great, Roy Eldrige whose nickname was "Little Jazz".

 Three B quena (s) made from 3/4" pex: (below)
#99  "The Kid  " named for the Chaplin film from 1921, with Chaplin as the tramp, and Jackie Coogan as the kid.
#100  "McGee" for the character from NCIS.
#118 "a little target practice" from dialogue from the film "Lady from Shanghai" by Welles.

 Three B quena (s) made from 3/4" pex: (below)
#146  "B movie" named for that old Hollywood art form.
#155  "Mancini" for the composer of film and TV music, often employing jazz musicians and jazz themes.
 #169 "Igor" for the character from the Frankenstein series, starting with the third one, but more exactly with the character from Young Frankenstein.

 Three B quena (s) made from 3/4" pex: (below)
#175  "Nancy Sinatra - You Only Live Twice" named for the singer and the James Bond film that she sang the theme for.
#182  "Sean Connery 007" for the actor and one of his most famous roles as James Bond in numerous films.
 #264 "overshare" for the term describing sharing a bit too much (in a meeting, from alanon).

 Four B quenita (s) made from 1/2" pex: (below)
#228  "Ben Turpin" named for that old silent screen comedian, famous for his crossed eyes.
#239  "Underdog" for the  TV cartoon character whose voice was done by Wally Cox.
#240 "Penny Lane" for the Beatle song.
#287 "AACM" for the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (Chicago) started in 1965 by Muhal Richard Abrams and others (Art Ensemble of Chicago, etc).

 Two B quena (s) made from 3/4" pex: (below)
#292  "Art Ensemble of Chicago" named for musical group from Chicago (part of the AACM).
Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, etc.
#299  "Jay Silverheels - Tonto" for the TV and film actor and his most famous role.
 One B quena (s) made from 1/2" pvc: (below)
 #387 "Giant Steps- Coltrane" for the tune recorded and composed by John Coltrane in 1959.

Most of these pieces are available. E mail, message or text for a quote. Once you've decided on a piece,  e mail me at: and I can send you a Pay Pal invoice, then ship it to you as soon as possible once payment is received.

Pieces missed will appear in a later part of the series  including any B shakuhachi's
and B minors.

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