Oral History Information
Robert Brilhart is the eldest of the sons of mouthpiece pioneer Arnold Brilhart. Arnold was a well-known saxophonist in the early days of recorded jazz and throughout the Big Band Era. All the while, Arnold kept making small adjustments to his equipment such as his mouthpieces, mutes, and even simple accessories such as the saxophone neck strap. Both sons provided personal insight into their father’s career. Bob Brilhart became President of the Brilhart Company during the mid 1960s and was later hired by Kaman to help market the Ovation Guitar.