Sore Chops Hospital!

Here’s one for the trumpet geeks…


Rafael Mendez Hospital!

My Pal, trombonist Simon Cowen, has just been staying with some great mutual friends in Andalucia. On the way back to the airport he just had to take a photo of the above and send it to me!

Seriously though, not only was Rafael Mendez one of the world’s great players, but for a time he did have terrible trouble with his ‘chops’. This is well documented, of course, but for the none trumpet/brass players out there, who perhaps know little of this legend…


More about the great Rafael Mendez on the links below…

The Great Rafael Mendez

Mendez Plays ARBAN!

About brendanball

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