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Smile…

John Wilbraham talking to Paul Cosh, “… Look at all that fuss down there, turning round, changing the bowings etc. Don’t they realise that when the trumpets start playing the whole audience is going to smile?!”

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A remarkable picture…

I have published this amazing photo previously, but wanted to draw it to people’s attention again. This shows two major giants of the trumpet world having a good laugh. The great Maurice Andre is carrying the great John ‘Jumbo’ Wilbraham … Continue reading

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More thoughts on trumpet practice… Concone Study no. 9

One of my all time favourite musical studies is from Donald S. Reinhardt’s ‘Selection Of Concone Studies: number 9. I first came across this wonderful study in a lesson with the great trumpeter Philip Jones, at Chetham’s School of Music … Continue reading

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It’s all in the preparation… isn’t it? More thoughts on trumpet practice.

I’m sat here with a nice glass of red, munching hot chillies out of a jar and listening to BBC Radio 4. Tomorrow is a rather big day. Heather Tudor and myself are giving the world premiere of international award … Continue reading

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