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The Mayor's New Alto Flute
The Mayor Of Exotica
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Joined: Oct 09, 2005
Posts: 392
From: Boston
Posted: 2005-11-15 1:18 pm   Permalink

Just wanted to announce that in light of recent and future engagements, namely the Hukilau and the upcoming tour to Mexico in April, I have just purchased a new alto flute, a Trevor James (made in England) solid silver.

This instrument used to belong to Panamanian flautist Mauricio Smith, who lived in NYC for many years, and died in 2002. Mr. Smith had played with many of the greats in Latin music, namely Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, and Machito. He also played saxophone, but flute was his thing.

After the Hukilau, and especially the Voodoo set, where I played a borrowed alto flute for about 75% of the set, I figured this would be a wise opportunity to take advantage of. My now not-so-secret wish is to play this new flute on Mr. Drasnin's Voodoo II!

Let it not be said that I ran for Mayor of Exotica on a platform of lower taxes and less corruption. My platform is lower rum prices, less reality TV and more rights for Pandas!

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I, Zombie
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Joined: Jul 14, 2003
Posts: 539
From: the Les Baxter Grotto (Minneapolis)
Posted: 2005-11-15 1:56 pm   Permalink

photos! photos please!

(by the way, does this call for a Watermelon sacrifice?)

I, Z

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Joined: Mar 11, 2005
Posts: 296
From: honolulu, hawaii & boston, ma
Posted: 2005-11-15 3:29 pm   Permalink

Didn't Mauricio Smith also play in the Saturday Night Live band? I actually played for him/met him in high school, he came to Iolani School to do a masterclass/clinic with our stage band.

Congrats on the new ax... waiting to hear what Plamingo Flagoda sounds like on that sucker......

Where are the watermelons?
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