Jim Self's Articles and Trivia
Over the years of professional playing
Jim has written a number of Professional Articles,
Personal Memoirs, Opinions and Rants on all things tuba
related and other trivia. This page contains links to the articles
- Yamaha's podcast from "Basset Hall"
- ITEA Lifetime Achievement Award – Program & Citation (June 2008).
Presentation of ITEA Award to Jim Self by R. Winston Morris
- An Interesting Week
- Baltic Cruise Memoir
- Bill Scarlett Memoir. Jim reminisces about a long-time friend, colleague, mentor, and collaborator - Bill Scarlett.
- Billy Childs at Jazz Bakery. Jim stumbles into a treat at the Jazz Bakery.
- Concert Review of 'My Fair Lady gets Jazzed'
- Chicago 2008: A Special Week (See picture upper right.)
- Dan Perantoni – Some Memories. Jim remembers the gregarious, warm, friendly, mentor and colleague Dan Perantoni.
- Double Tuba (See picture at right.)
- Doubling for Tubists – Read the Introduction first.
- Ethel "Dutch" Brink Memoir
- The FLUBA Bear – Playing Petrushka's "Bear" on the FLUBA.
- Jim's Favorite Movies Through Early 2013 based on the tuba part and/or score
- Harvey Phillips: A Personal Memoir
- Harvey Phillips Celebration Program
- House Kills Tuba Player!
- ITEC 2014 – A Memoir
- ITEC 2012 Thank You letter to donors and supporters (Video slideset with audio from ITEC 2012, Austria)
- Wikipedia's article on Jim Self
- Solos on "The Fourth Valve"™ — Interview with Jim Self by David Brubeck
- Lemony Snicket Memoir
- Most Recorded Tuba Player
- My Brother Bill Jim's memories of his older brother, Bill
- My Friend John Velier Jim reminisces about his youth and High School friends
- My "Ring" Memoir Jim's perspective - both musical and business - on his first full Ring cycle performance
- Never Again — A flight tale of a trip to Fallbrook, CA.
- Oil City High School Receives a Prize Sousaphone. Oil City newspaper artcile about a new Sousaphone donated to the high school by Jim.
- Quotes and Reviews
- Reclaiming Our Heritage
- The Studio Tubist first published in 1988 in the Instrumentalist and updated in 2004.
- Two Special Weeks. Jim recounts two weeks in early 2011 spent with playing, coaching, listening, and conducting.
- Yuba Meets Jabba by Gerry Sloan
- South West Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference (SWRTEC) Memoir.
- Tommy Johnson's Memento Book Presentation
- Tommy Johnson Memoir
- Tour de Force: Episodes for Orchestra program notes, writing process, and synopsis.
- Wearing My Composer's Hat
- Yamaha's Signature Sounds Impact
|Jim (right) next to Gene Porkorny at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert in Symphonie Fantastique|
|Tommy Johnson tries out a custom double tuba|
|Tommy Johnson Tribute Concert with 99 Tubas, Jim Self conducting. (Click for larger image.)|
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