Cesar Hinojos, one of the trumpet students at U.T.E.P. (where I was a student in the 80’s) ended his senior recital with one of my original trumpet quartet pieces, No Concession Blues.
Francis Orval World Renowned Hornist In the mid 1980’s I had the privilege of working with someone who is widely regarded as the best living hornist of our time. I say “working with” because I did not study with him … Continued
Musical Wisdom Just after I quit the jazz lab band while I was a student at UTEP (the University of Texas at El Paso), they hired Dizzy Gillespie to be the guest soloist for the band. Although I was no … Continued
Sam Trimble – Trumpet Mentor I want to spread these Life Builders around between three or four different categories. The first category is family, which I started with when I wrote the installment about my wonderful wife, Pearl. This second … Continued