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Jazz Horn player Martin Mayes in New York.

I got together with Martin Mayes last week in New York. He was just passing through town and we were able to meet for lunch. He is an improving English player who has been living and working in Italy for … Continue reading

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We have another WINNER!

Joe Stoebenau has correctly identified the players in contest #2.  Congrats Joe!  Stay tuned everyone; Contest #3 will be coming up shortly!

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Solo Contest #2

OK we are now officially announcing our second solo contest!  The 4 solos can be heard here: https://www.hmmusic.com/drupal/sites/default/files/solocontest2.mp3 Here are the rules: 1. The contest will end on Sunday, April 30. 2. The prize goes to the first contestant to correctly … Continue reading

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Video from Austria

https://youtu.be/AG58Ksec2pA…..here’s a short clip of Clem Wechselberger, soloing at the Eremitage in Schwaz.  Franz Hackl is on Trumpet and Craig Harris is leading the band.  Enjoy!

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Another Jazz Horn Blog!

..and a completely awesome one!  I had completely forgotten…..senior moment??  that Abe Mamet had contacted both me and Vincent a couple of years ago.  He did some amazing work during his research project on jazz horn and Julius Watkins specifically. … Continue reading

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Part Two: Review of Video

JW Solo with Quincy Jones 1960 Part 2 by Tom Varner.  Thanks, TV!! Julius Watkins (1921-1977) with Quincy Jones Big Band: Thoughts, Part II Alright, friends, I am back. Setting the stage for this wonderful band: In 1960, Quincy took … Continue reading

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Common Myths

What are the most common myths and misconceptions about French horn in non-classicalmusic. My contribution is: The French horn can’t play fast enough to keep up with the other jazz instruments.

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