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Artist profile: Bruce Adams 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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A letter to Martin Shillito 1972 – by Terry Johns 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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A letter to Lorin Mazel – by Terry Johns
Lorin Mazel This letter, written with some reluctance on my part, concerns the recent performance of Mahler’s “Resurrection” symphony in which you directed the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. I will begin [...]

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A letter to Bob Jones, written in 1969 – by Terry Johns
Terry Johns is renowned as one of the world’s finest French Horn players and was a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Visit his website at: Dear Bob I’m [...]

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Maurice Murphy died after “doctor put food tube into his lung”
By Mark Blunden and Josie Hinton of the London Evening Standard Originial article link: here A celebrated trumpet player who featured on the soundtracks to Star Wars and Harry Potter died after a hospital feeding [...]

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Jazz trumpet duo…
…with a drummer. Below are four fantastic videos of Tim Hagans (tpt) and Jukkis Uotila (kit) playing in the duo format. Tim is a player who sounds like he has really studied Miles’ language, and [...]

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Artist profile: Tim Hagans Firstly, do check the link above, and listen to Tim’s music (or indeed the clips to follow). It wasn’t just music, it was an abstract description of extreme force and energy. Tim’s playing, in [...]

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Hang with… Maynard Ferguson
This is a 45minute informal hang with Maynard; you can tell his known character of warmth and humility coming through. Quite an enjoyable video this, very interesting. RIP, Boss! 000-106 pdf   , 642-732 exam [...]

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Improvisation and interview with Michael Finissy
This “composition” was completed for part of my BMus dissertation, however, it is not just contrived and esoteric for the sake of being so; it is part of several performances and interviews with performers who [...]

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