Monthly Archives: March 2012

Like a dog with a bone…

Scooby, enjoying the last of the bacon joint… …and now, somewhat replete!

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Thoughts on Trumpet Practice

Arturo Sandoval on Twitter… Some people asked me how I practice, ok: I practice thinking that I have to play tonight Mahler Synphony No.5 with Chicago Synphony.just that.

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The Force of Destiny – Derek Garside

Over in Lancashire, the great Derek Garside, cornet legend strode over the whole county’s brass band movement like a colossus!His standards were seemingly unattainable to the rest of us and we were simply not worthy. For twenty five years Derek … Continue reading

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Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

I had been looking forward to this programme for some time, not least because the Berlioz has a spectacular cornet part, but also because there is so much happening in this extraordinary work; there are also so many things going … Continue reading

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In My Official Capacity…

The Waterloo Beer Festival

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Urban Farm 2012 1.

Spring is here, in my garden, when the first tulips appear.

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Derek Watkins – The Trumpet Legend

One of our top British trumpet legends is Derek Watkins. Derek has played on so many soundtracks etc that they are far too many to mention. He has been at the very top of the trumpet profession since way before … Continue reading

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Trumpet & Organ Spectacular!

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Liverpool Georgian Quarter & Cathedral Area

What a beautiful day in Liverpool. I thought I’d go for a bike ride around Liverpool’s impressive Georgian Quarter and Cathedral Area. Scooby enjoys running alongside. The pictures speak for themselves!

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The Man With The Golden Trumpet

My first teacher used to urge me all the time to listen to a trumpeter called Eddie Calvert. Mr Calvert was known as ‘The Man With The Golden Trumpet’ and achieved some massive hits, particularly with ‘Cherry Pink & Apple … Continue reading

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