From: MGA Update (stevencatanzaro_at_sprintmail.com)
Date: 2003-03-01 20:37:19
Interesting / Inspirational story...
I had the chance to talk w. the legendary trumpet player Oscar Brashear a
few nites back... His discography is like a who's who of American music.
(See for yourself by typing in his name at www.allmusic.com.)
I had heard that he was not happy with the way his music was sounding, and
he had not been playing in public alot lately. I asked him what he had been
doing, and he said...
"Mostly, I'm just trying to get into this horn " I kind of just stopped...
not knowing what to say, since this is one of greatest trumpet artists in
history... and I guessed he himself sensed how ironic this sounded... he
just kind of laughed a little and said, "I guess it's always gonna be that
So yeah, let's keep practicing...
> It's really sad reading these some of these reviews.
> It just makes me want to emphasize more how important it to
> practice..practice..practice........and practice.
> Know your instrument and learn your chords.