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“All aloud the wind doth blow”

Sir Thomas Beecham, the great English conductor, is supposed to have quipped, “Brass bands are all very well in their place – outdoors and several miles away.” But he might have liked the flügelhorn. 570 more words

Music & Musicians

The Cape

Soloist (trumpet or soprano saxophone) and Orchestra (or band or jazz quintet). Painting 30″ wide x 24″ tall. Pastel and acrylic on paper.

The Cape… 204 more words



I’ve purposely skirted around the subject of Saxhorns throughout my run of this blog.  Saxhorns are really a complete mess of a family.  Adolphe Sax intended them to be a homogeneous family of valved brass instruments.   594 more words


VIDEO: "On Mother's Day", from Jeff Oster's "Next"

Jeff Oster’s awesome new CD, “Next,” is getting critical acclaim.  Jeff and I co-wrote and performed “On Mother’s Day” for the CD, and now it’s the soundtrack for a moving Memorial Day video tribute to those who have served.  Go Jeff!


May 17, 1846: Yackety Sax

Adolphe Sax was born in Belgium in 1846. His father was a designer of musical instruments who dabbled in the design of horns. Little Adolphe began to make his own instruments at an early age, entering two of his flutes and a clarinet into a competition at the age of fifteen. 295 more words

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