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by bellend
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Anything Goes - Trombone
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Anything Goes - Trombone

Here's another singers unlimited arrangement adapted for trombones, with a little nod to the pioneers of silver screen comedy Peformed by;
Chris Dean, Callum Au & Nick West.

Enjoy!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ5Fvakn_cQ


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by bellend
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Katy Jones . Handel's Violin Sonata no. XII
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Katy Jones . Handel's Violin Sonata no. XII

The Hallé's Principal Trombone, Katy Jones, performs Handel's Violin Sonata no. XII Adagio and Allegro, transcribed by A. Lafosse, in the Victoria Wood Hall at Hallé St Peter's.

https://www.facebook.com/thehalle/video ... 340963075/

Enjoy!!

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by bellend
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Small bore ergonomics
Replies: 37
Views: 4237

Re: Small bore ergonomics

ITF was in Utrecht, not Maastricht. I was playing an Atlantic crossing big band cruise on the Norway, just before it, and stayed over for the ITF before flying home. The 36 slide width is nice and comfortable, I agree. Your quite correct Doug it was Utrecht ,must have been having a senior moment wh...
by bellend
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Small bore ergonomics
Replies: 37
Views: 4237

Re: Small bore ergonomics

Having suffered with this problem for years I can highly recommend trying the Besson 940 . I have over the years tried all sorts of things including custom made crooks and the wideglide which all altered the blow of horn and usually not in a great way. I used a Yellow Brass Bach 36 with a nickel sli...
by bellend
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Alpine Symphony extracts for trombone octet
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

Alpine Symphony extracts for trombone octet

Title says it all really, here played by the very talented Mr Dave Whitehouse

Enjoy !!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvIpKdsE9qc
by bellend
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Chris Dean A Christmas Love Song
Replies: 0
Views: 865

Chris Dean A Christmas Love Song

Another stunning performance from my old teacher Chris Dean , this time recorded live from the wings on a concert with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. Here's Chris's tribute to the late great Johnny Mandel, " A Christmas Love Song" Hope you enjoy hearing this master craftsman work !! https://www.youtube...
by bellend
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Pixar's Soul But It's Just the Trombone
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Re: Pixar's Soul But It's Just the Trombone

Andy Martin strikes again........

Nice !

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by bellend
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Frosty The Snowman Bass Trombone tour de force
Replies: 35
Views: 3709

Frosty The Snowman Bass Trombone tour de force

Here's some absolutely fabulous bass trombone playing from Angus Butt and the Bone-afide trombone quartet playing their version of 'Frosty The Snowman' This guy has a great facility all over the instrument and not a Thayer valve or open wrap tube in site :biggrin: just lots of practice and a great o...
by bellend
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Happy Xmas from London Trombonists in Lockdown
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Happy Xmas from London Trombonists in Lockdown

(Not Very) Silent Night - arranged by Callum Au

Some really great playing from all concerned and a great chart too!!

Enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy1OXwcCmx8

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by bellend
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Meditation by Antônio Carlos Jobim. arr Mark Nightingale
Replies: 5
Views: 4202

Re: Meditation by Antônio Carlos Jobim. arr Mark Nightingale

Ewigleben wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:11 pm
Where can Marks arrangement be purchased? Thanks
Mark has his own website here: http://mark-nightingale.co.uk/

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by bellend
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: RIP John Halliburton
Replies: 1
Views: 5783

Re: RIP John Halliburton

I believe Mr Halliburton also played in the Glenn Miller Orchestra where he would have bee sat along side Jimmy Priddy.
So many great players from that era.... we'll never see quite their like again.

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by bellend
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Dennis Rollins new video!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2641

Re: Dennis Rollins new video!!!

That great, I've known Denis for donkey's years and he's always looking for new sounds and textures and grooves.
This might not be everyone's cup of tea but personally........ I like it :good:

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by bellend
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Little Girl
Replies: 5
Views: 2735

Little Girl

Here's another from my old mate Ian Moffat. Here's what he had to say about it ..... Enjoy :good: This arrangement was originally written for the trombone section of the Lawrence Welk Orchestra - Kenny Trimble, Barney Liddell, Bob Havens and Pete Lofthouse. Their broadcast performance from February ...
by bellend
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: US Army Trombone Quintet -- Roman Carnival Overture
Replies: 3
Views: 3355

Re: US Army Trombone Quintet -- Roman Carnival Overture

Wow......Excellent!

Why has nobody else liked this??
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by bellend
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Chris Dean 'All Or Nothing At All '
Replies: 6
Views: 3276

Re: Chris Dean 'All Or Nothing At All '

ithinknot wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:28 pm
Great stuff.

Any idea about the arrangement? All that double time ride cymbal bell is very Ted Heath/Don Lusher...
I asked Chris, and he said the chart was written by Bryan Pendleton who is a former pianist with the band.
May be he was channelling Ted Heath??

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by bellend
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Little Girl Blue - London Trombonists in Lockdown
Replies: 1
Views: 2466

Little Girl Blue - London Trombonists in Lockdown

A gorgeous version of Little Girl Blue here, Enjoy ! Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart Arranged by Callum Au Mixed by Chris Traves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x63AfizHzrE Featuring: Andy Wood Jon Stokes Callum Au Trevor Mires (solo) Matt Lewis Chris Traves Pete North Simon Minshall Recorded in Londo...
by bellend
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Chris Dean 'All Or Nothing At All '
Replies: 6
Views: 3276

Re: Chris Dean 'All Or Nothing At All '

Fidbone wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:37 am
Love Chris's playing. He has chops of steel too :-)

Yes and this is where he always says he developed them
by bellend
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Chris Dean 'All Or Nothing At All '
Replies: 6
Views: 3276

Chris Dean 'All Or Nothing At All '

The Syd Lawrence Orchestra under the direction of my old teacher Chris Dean performing All Or Nothing At All. This band is the UK's premier working big band founded in 1967 by trumpeter Syd Lawrence. It has been thrilling audiences in Concert Halls, Theatres, TV Shows and Music Festivals all over Gr...
by bellend
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994
Replies: 24
Views: 6515

Re: The USAF Airmen of Note Tour Japan 1994

Very Nice :good:

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by bellend
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Gunter Bollman
Replies: 5
Views: 3821

Re: Gunter Bollman

Posaunus wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:17 am
Bellend,

No need to be sarcastic. We (at least most of us) are well aware that this fantastic trombonist is Chinese – oops, I mean German! :wink:
:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
by bellend
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Gunter Bollman
Replies: 5
Views: 3821

Gunter Bollman

Here's another short clip of this amazing player.

SPOILER ALERT ...... HE'S NOT AMERICAN :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOREkjJ5m10

Enjoy!

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by bellend
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Media
Topic: West Side Story - Trombone all the way !!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 6160

Re: West Side Story - Trombone all the way !!!!!!

Astounded that nobody has commented on this performance yet :eek: Has anyone actually watched it????? Yes I have :D Some truly world class playing here, amazing chops with great musicality. But hey........ It ain't an American ........so most people on here won't give it the time of day! :shuffle: ...
by bellend
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Besson BE940 tenor
Replies: 5
Views: 1824

Re: Besson BE940 tenor

I have three of these and ( perhaps obviously) think they're a very underrated instrument. I think the real problem is that Besson and Boosey & Hawkes had previously come up with so many bad trombones that no one really gave these a chance. This horn was designed in conjunction with Gene Smith who w...
by bellend
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: In the Mood - Oh no, Not again!
Replies: 13
Views: 5567

Re: In the Mood - Oh no, Not again!


A very young Mike Lovatt on the right
Yes, Mike played 2nd Trumpet in the band...... You could tell he was going to be a great player even then.

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by bellend
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: In the Mood - Oh no, Not again!
Replies: 13
Views: 5567

Re: In the Mood - Oh no, Not again!

318333_10150290778673226_1778001396_n (2).jpg Incidentally, during my aforementioned time with the UK Glenn Miller Orchestra I got to meet three members of the original 1940's outfits , namely Zeke Zarchy tpt, Willie Scwartz cl, and Jimmy Priddy tbn. Although all these guys were well into their 70'...
by bellend
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: In the Mood - Oh no, Not again!
Replies: 13
Views: 5567

Re: In the Mood - Oh no, Not again!

Listen carefully to the interpretation, all of the articulations, etc. It's actually nice to play it with correct style. I think most of those charts we play too much are only boring because nobody cares enough to play them well. Having played in the officially licensed Glenn Miller Orchestra here ...
by bellend
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Which famous people play trombone on the side?
Replies: 21
Views: 9740

Re: Which famous people play trombone on the side?

Conrad Janis , longtime character actor most remembered for playing Mindy's father on Mork and Mindy . When I was a student in NYC, I was at Giardinelli's one day, trying some horns or mouthpieces. Conrad was in the next try-out room. He came by to say hi - very nice guy! I was a fan of the show, a...
by bellend
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Media
Topic: 'April In Paris ' Chris Dean & Nick West
Replies: 4
Views: 5332

'April In Paris ' Chris Dean & Nick West

Here is another simply stunning adaption of an old Singers Unlimited arrangement by Trevor Brown,
performed Chris Dean & Nick West.

'APRIL IN PARIS'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUGIAsMVmDM

Enjoy !!


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by bellend
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copper bell hoarding
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Re: Copper bell hoarding

Kanstul used to make this horn with a copper bell.

http://www.kanstul.com/instruments/trom ... -trombone/

Also , Rath used to offer copper bells so you might find the odd used one one floating about.

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by bellend
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tinnitus
Replies: 24
Views: 10710

Re: Tinnitus

My tinnitis is a side effect of medications I'm on. Annoying as hell sometimes. Hope to be off it someday. I also have to take medication that can aggravate my Tinnitus ( Hydroxychloroquine ) which is a bummer. However, I have recently been receiving some clinical massage therapy on my neck and sho...
by bellend
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: “Fool On The Hill “ Chris Dean & Nick West
Replies: 2
Views: 5583

“Fool On The Hill “ Chris Dean & Nick West

Here's a fantastic version of an old Singers Unlimited arrangement of " Fool On The Hill" performed by my old teacher Chris Dean and his friend Nick West. Chris is one of the finest players the UK has ever produced and has been a first call player in the London studio scene for the last 40 years.......
by bellend
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bolero noisy and sluggish slide
Replies: 5
Views: 6194

Re: Bolero noisy and sluggish slide

I would also recommend you get it checked over by a repairer who is good with slides but before you take it you could try this first. Fill up the outer slide with diluted kettle descaler. You can get citrus based ones if you're worried about the chemicals . You need to let it soak for a few hours to...
by bellend
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trombotine question
Replies: 14
Views: 8838

Re: Trombotine question

I'm with Gabe , put plenty on and really work it in dry first, then with water .
takes a bit of sussing out but when you hit the sweet spot I think it's as good as any other lube especially on older slides.

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by bellend
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Selmer Bolero with engraved bell
Replies: 18
Views: 2487

Re: Selmer Bolero with engraved bell

Hi, finally received my bolero, love it. Just a small problem, the slide is not awful but not as good as my 4 years old yahama too. Don't know what to expect from a 50/60 years old slide. After a bath and many run through with the brass saver brush nothing comes out of the tubes. After that the sli...
by bellend
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Denis Wick 10cs
Replies: 14
Views: 2774

Re: Denis Wick 10cs

The original 10CS was a lot smaller than the current incarnation and for my money a much better mouthpiece.
Best guess is that Mr Wick has switched manufacturers several times over the years and specs have wandered and not in a good way.

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by bellend
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Selmer Bolero with engraved bell
Replies: 18
Views: 2487

Re: Selmer Bolero with engraved bell

I have had a couple of these and the older one had the same engraving . I wouldn't personally call that a Krantz which in my book is a separate metal disk usually made of Nickel Silver that is spun, trimmed and placed over the main bell then held in place by turning the bead of the main bell to hold...
by bellend
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: ADAM Blues by Joseph Horowitz
Replies: 3
Views: 5081

ADAM Blues by Joseph Horowitz

Just came across this absolutely beautiful performance on YouTube from my old mate Ian Moffat of ADAM Blues by Joseph Horowitz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqsRDfBrit8&t=0s Ian writes "This beautifully crafted short piece was commissioned by 'ADAM', International Literary Review, for a celebrati...
by bellend
Fri May 29, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 36, king 3B+ comparison?
Replies: 20
Views: 3551

Re: Bach 36, king 3B+ comparison?

Bach 36 is very malleable depending what size mouthpiece you use in it and can be used in many different musical settings. I had one with a yellow bell and lightweight slide that was fantastic and regret selling but, tax bills have to be paid :shock: . King 3B+ , at least the couple I've blown are m...
by bellend
Tue May 12, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Studd, Faulise, Raph - what mpcs?
Replies: 60
Views: 6394

Re: Studd, Faulise, Raph - what mpcs?

This is supposedly a copy of Ray Premru's 2G and if the specs are correct? it would meanthe throat had been taken out to a K drill
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by bellend
Sat May 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Studd, Faulise, Raph - what mpcs?
Replies: 60
Views: 6394

Re: Studd, Faulise, Raph - what mpcs?

Basically, everyone used a 11/2 in NY. Including Dave Taylor. George Flynn still does. Nobody used a bigger piece for decades. Smaller equipment gives a bigger sound on tape. Fridge Actually, they sound 'Bigger' in reality as well. Bigness is such a stupid word really ..... core.... center.....focu...
by bellend
Fri May 01, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: In a rut ???
Replies: 41
Views: 6037

Re: In a rut ???

OK....... My Two Cents Worth. Instrument makers just like say, automobile makers, need to keep selling their products in order to make money which don't forget is actually what they are in business to do. So, just like the car makers they need to keep designing new and ' improved' models to tempt us...
by bellend
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mount Vernon 4
Replies: 21
Views: 3320

Re: Mount Vernon 4

You could try a Giardinelli 4D , if you can find one, they also made a 4M which makes a very bright sound for a mouthpiece that size. Bach makes a 4C but to me they don't quite work somehow. Wick 4BS? .......Very tubby sounding There are things out there but most tend to make small trombones sound ...
by bellend
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mount Vernon 4
Replies: 21
Views: 3320

Re: Mount Vernon 4

You could try a Giardinelli 4D , if you can find one, they also made a 4M which makes a very bright sound for a mouthpiece that size. Bach makes a 4C but to me they don't quite work somehow. Wick 4BS? .......Very tubby sounding There are things out there but most tend to make small trombones sound a...
by bellend
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Laddie Busby A Forgotten Gem
Replies: 14
Views: 6073

Laddie Busby A Forgotten Gem

Was sent a couple of things today by a friend of a trombonist named Laddie Busby He was very active in the UK studio scene in the 50's, 60's and 70's but today sadly is largely forgotten. Any aficionados of ballad playing will enjoy this Listen to his beautiful playing on ' You Go To My Head' https:...
by bellend
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: London Trombonists In Lockdown Video
Replies: 7
Views: 4783

London Trombonists In Lockdown Video

Here's an absolutely gorgeous rendition of 'Little Girl Blue' by the aforementioned London Trombonists In Lockdown

This is pretty much as good as it gets ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x63AfizHzrE

Credits are on the video.

Enjoy

And Stay In !

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by bellend
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bell Rim Design
Replies: 15
Views: 2140

Re: Bell Rim Design

The Older Selmer Boleros had a larger “french” rim that was rolled over the bell wire. Yes indeed they did , and having owned one of those and also a later one with a conventional bead I much preferred the feel of the old one. As a previous poster mention a trombone is more than the sum of it's par...
by bellend
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Strad. Small Bore Bell Section
Replies: 20
Views: 3185

Re: Bach Strad. Small Bore Bell Section

I can't find any videos of him using a 2B, but I heard that he sometimes used one. I know that he played on an Earl Williams from '68- '74. Apparently he didn't use the Bach 12 until after the Williams (?)] Carl on a 2B ( + ? ... Jiggs? ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlEU-m4TMZY To me he doesn't...
by bellend
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Flor de lis Rita Payés & Joan Chamorro LUA AMARELA
Replies: 0
Views: 1061

Flor de lis Rita Payés & Joan Chamorro LUA AMARELA

Just have a listen to this young Spanish musician, absolutely superb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMTMp8EM1VI



Enjoy!


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by bellend
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tis the season to drink beer
Replies: 19
Views: 3557

Re: Tis the season to drink beer

Sadly I'm out of their delivery area .......in the U.K.
by bellend
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tis the season to drink beer
Replies: 19
Views: 3557

Re: Tis the season to drink beer

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Haven't tried it but looks like 'The One' :biggrin:

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