Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Response To Being Asked To Work For Free…

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The Consequences Of Falling – Bristol 26th April 2014

This is Geth Griffith and myself performing ‘The Consequences Of Falling’ by Ailis Ni Riain at The Cube Microplex yesterday evening as part of the Delia Darlings UK tour 2014

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‘The Consequences Of Falling’ Tour!

Myself and Geth Griffith are currently half way through a short UK tour with The Delia Darlings to celebrate the work and achievements of composer and electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (The composer of the iconic Dr Who theme from … Continue reading

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A Different View Altogether…

This is the view from the ‘office desk’ of our head technician, Richard Curtis, providing his invaluable help for the sound effects and movie footage for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra film music concerts with for MGM music boss Richard … Continue reading

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The Great Harry James – Trumpet Legend!

One of my favourite trumpeters was Harry James. He had all the fame a top rock star enjoys today. A truly great player. I have many of his recordings and never tire of his brilliance. I have just ordered ‘Trumpet … Continue reading

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James Stamp Warm Up Routines…

Many of my colleagues, and indeed trumpeters the world over, swear by the practice routines of James Stamp. I hear lots of players warming up to these exercises and repeating them all through the day. Personally, I don’t like to … Continue reading

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Cool!

The gates to the car park of the Estonian National Opera!

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How To Open Bottles Without Standard Opening Devices…

I know that the following posts have nothing to do with the RLPO or brass playing but I love my food and wine etc… Some great ways to open bottles of various kinds of beverages without the standard openers; plus … Continue reading

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The Great Arnold Jacobs…

“… If you play a brass instrument, you have been taught by him, even if you don’t realise it.” – the great Dale Clevenger

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Phil Parker Senior Flexibility Study

I am currently waging war on this blog against long trumpet warm ups. As a full time professional trumpet player I don’t see any need for long routines of pedal notes and lip slurs and other similar types of trumpet … Continue reading

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