Archive | March, 2011
My Pianist, the Cat
I am finally getting around to the topic of aesthetics, opinion, and in fact (partly) how I classify music and what I personally think constitutes music. My Pianist, the Cat Caveat: it would be worth [...]

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You blow down the small end
By James Stretton http://www.orichalcum-worldofbrass.com As a freelance musician I fill my days and pay my mortgage with a great diversity of musical activities. Primarily this includes playing the trumpet, teaching and performing my multi instrumental [...]

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Section playing #3: Commercial horns
The Tower horn section lay is down. Tight, balanced; even the singing is in tune!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvrMYbQsYM “Iron” Mike Bogart – Trumpet and Trombone Adolfo Acosta – Trumpet Emilio Castillo – Tenor Sax Doc Kupka – [...]

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Artist profile: Bruce Adams
www.michaelbarkley.com Bruce is a special player, he has such a warm, sharing personality and I have a great deal of respect for him. He has helped me immensely over a few years, and I am [...]

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Ian Bousfield has a new website!
Trombone legend Ian Bousfield has launched his official website. Included in it is information and data regarding over 30 years of performing as a soloist and in orchestras, as well as a document of his [...]

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Playing changes with… Clifford Brown
Another video in our “Playing changes” series. This time, with Clifford Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956), aka “Brownie”. Clifford Brown was an influential and respected American jazz trumpeter, who tragically died at [...]

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How to survive as a brass player in tough economic times: bartering
By Bruce Chidester – http://www.thetrumpetblog.com/ Few of us remember much if anything about the Depression (the real Depression) and the word bartering may not be one we use today in casual conversations, but you might [...]

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A letter to Martin Shillito 1972 – by Terry Johns
http://www.terryjohns.net Dear Martin What a shock I got when I heard you were in hospital, and discovered that you own a Lotus sports car or at least the fragmented remains of one. This leads me [...]

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