Image above: A dismantled Soprano Bugle. A couple of months ago I decided to dismantle and re-assemble an old Soprano Bugle that had bought on eBay in 2007. At first things were going well. I removed some dents, rebuilt the tuning slide, patched over a hole using a small copper ring and added an Amado […]
After a gig this week I was asked how and where I learned jazz improvisation. It certainly wasn’t in school big band or even when I was studying at a conservatoire. The environment that gave me the valuable years of practising jazz improvisation was busking as part of a jazz duo on the streets of […]
Here is a recording that was made in 2013 by Richard Lambert. I am playing a duet from the Selected Duets book on my flugelhorn. I’m sharing because I like it! Enjoy.
Anybody who is familiar with my taste in classical music knows that one of my favourite composers is Erik Satie. Today I made an improvised recording over the chords to his famous Gymnopédie No 1 using Abelton Live 9. I hope you enjoy Gymnotrompeta! Please share the link as you much as you wish.
Earlier this week I added some brass parts and solos to this recording by Bruton School for Girls head girl Julia Robbins. As it came out nicely I think it’s definitely worth sharing. Enjoy!
Last year a friend and colleague of mine wrote this piece of music and we made a recording. Seeing as I haven’t posted it on here yet I think it’s about time that I do. The piece is called Trumpet Fantasy by Matthew Dury. Update: the sheet music for this piece is now available for […]