Roy Hargrove (Saw him a couple of weeks ago at the hollywood bowl)
Miles Davis (Saw him twice - unbelievable)
Maynard Ferguson (Ran a follow spot for one of his shows in the 70's)
Herb Albert (If you like it, you like it)
Wynton Marsalis (when he does straight-ahead jazz, anyway)
all excellent horn players.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Patrick Olguin) wrote in
We went to hear Maynard Ferguson play at a high school some years back,
because our sons were in the music programs (Shame that those are under
such $$$ pressure...) We were literally blown away with the skill and the
volume. And worried that the most talented of the boys had suffered
permanent hearing damage. His ears buzzed for three days.
Today, that son architects computer code for medical systems for a living,
and plays bassoon and trombone in community orchestras for enjoyment. He's
been asked to sit in for some pretty impressive groups in the Bay Area, but
he has to keep the music limited to really part time.
It's too bad we often have to choose between our talents.
Thanks for the thread, Paddy.
On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 19:13:06 GMT, patriarch
|We went to hear Maynard Ferguson play at a high school some years back,
|because our sons were in the music programs (Shame that those are under
|such $$$ pressure...) We were literally blown away with the skill and the
|volume. And worried that the most talented of the boys had suffered
|permanent hearing damage. His ears buzzed for three days.
Gad. Was this perhaps at Flowing Wells HS in Tucson? If so, my wife
and I were at that concert. We happened to meet a girl (girl...she
had two masters degrees, EE and Physics) I worked with and her
At intermission we all went out to my truck where I had a bottle of
wine stashed. We sat on the tailgate and drank it out of paper cups
and then decided that Maynard's big band with a megawatt sound system
in a concrete auditorium was too damn loud and left for our house.
The night got better from there but I best not talk about that. [G]
Same feeling comes when I see something like that Cherry Walnut Library you
guys just "whacked out in an afternoon". Or something from Mr. Plamann.
Do what I do - go buy a new clamp or three.
And remember that "Hope springs eternal in the human breast."
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