Legendary Trumpet Story!

The following great story comes coutesy of legendary London trumpeter Ted Hobart, who was on this gig with the London Symphony Orchestra… Ted, “… 1983,ish Edinburgh . Claudio Abbado called the trumpets for 3 pm, then sent us sent us away for 6 hours until 9 pm.  Chaos ensued, thanks to that lovely pub, ‘The Blue Blazer.’ Abbado blew up at the state of the trumpets. The great trumpeter Maurice Maurice’s comment to Abbado, “… What do expect if you keep 6 Trumpeters waiting for 6 hours!!! This was the Daily express’ correction: only one Scottish trumpeter, one  Andy Hendrie, the rest all pro’s…

The official version at the time...

The official version at the time…

About brendanball

Professional Trumpeter: Soloist, Orchestra Player, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music & Education.
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