Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Dizzy Gillespie cheeks.

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 3 years ago

    That went right over Frazz’s head Caufield…..

  3. Pithy (yeah, right)

    Pithy (yeah, right) said, almost 3 years ago

    @Randy_B
    Or maybe he knows how to double-breathe (breathe in through his nose while blowing out through his mouth), but that won’t help him spear-fishing. I was never able to do it on tuba. I don’t think it can be done indefinitely, and I have the impression that the sound can end up being a bit thin.

  4. Pithy (yeah, right)

    Pithy (yeah, right) said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m now reminded of once hearing that a very macho (or masochistic?) trumpet player I knew, who could double-breathe, had been lured into a competition with a bagpiper to see which of them could hold a note the longest. I never did hear what the outcome was, but I know my money would have been on the bagpiper.

  5. Reality,really?

    Reality,really? said, almost 3 years ago

    Uh the bagpiper has a bag for a reason.

  6. DutchUncle

    DutchUncle said, almost 3 years ago

    Isn’t there an old drinking song that includes the line, “Now every piper had a very fine sack, and a very fine sack had he”?

  7. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 3 years ago

    Kenny G can double-breathe. That man can hold a note forever.

  8. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I don’t get it: “spearfishing”? How does that tie in to trumpeting, even in a comedic sense?

  9. seed_drill

    seed_drill said, almost 3 years ago

    I think you have to be able to circular breath to play Carnival of Venice as actually written.

  10. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, almost 3 years ago

    @mwbarr

    Spearfishing involves holding one’s breath for a long time; in other words, both occupations demand strong lungs.

  11. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, almost 3 years ago

    Jeff, you missed a perfectly good chance to use the word “recondite”.

  12. Celad

    Celad said, almost 3 years ago

    @Varnes

    Everybody else’s, too, apparently.

  13. Harry F

    Harry F GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Baloons Boulton has Caufield picturing a well endowed female trumpet player. Yes it went right over Frazz’s head.

  14. danketaz

    danketaz GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Song cue:“They Love my Revolution in Jazz”
    ’Gypsy"

  15. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, almost 3 years ago

    @Pithy (yeah, right)

    I’ve heard of a couple of French horn players who could do that. Glassblowers do it, too, with the added danger of breathing in hot air. I gave up long ago.

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