"It's crucial to have a great oboe player, because we work in tandem." Joshua Bell
Oboes are a family of double reed woodwind musical instruments. The most common oboe plays in the treble or soprano range. Sound is produced by blowing into the reed and vibrating a column of air. The distinctive oboe tone is versatile, and has been described as "bright". A musician who plays the oboe is called an "oboist" or simply an "oboe player."