This has a trumpet rim with a mellophone shank and was designed for STAN KENTON who wanted the mellophone sound.
CARL SAUNDERS SPEAK ABOUT ALFRED CASSINELLI
I am in the photo with Stan kenton. I'm on the far right.. Al made some mouthpieces for the mellophonium players in the band..
That was 1961 I don't have the mouthpiece anymore and of course don't play mellophonium anymore either .
Al never made me a trumpet mouthpiece because I was playing the mellophonium at the time..
Al was a nice guy I think his brother was helping him as I remember. It's been quite a while.. Regards Carl Saunders
THIS WAS MADE FOR/INSCRIBED to "KEN ALBERS" !!!!!!
Al Cass signed Mellophone mouthpiece!
THE FOUR FRESHMEN
Straight from the vault! I haven't had any "mint" mellophone mouthpieces in a several years. KEN ALBERS (singer who also played trumpet/mellophone and flugel horn)!!!! (check out the wik for more info on the Four Freshmen and how they were honored by the Beach Boy's whom they inspired!)