The Olds Recording Trumpet and Cornet were the most radical departure from traditional trumpet design there ever was. If Frank Lloyd Wright had been a trumpet designer he might have created something similar to the Recording. It had the unmistakable "Art-Deco" look that was so distinctive of the 1940's and '50's.
It first appeared in the mid 1930's as a sub-line of the Olds professional line of trumpets, the Super. It was called the Super Recording. It's concept was to be an instrument designed for "recording ...
Musicians, and especially Jazz players, love to tell each other scary stories about some of the awful things that happen at rehearsal and on the road.
Some of the same stories get passed around from generation to generation and have become "standards" in their own way.
Some of the best are about maniacal band leaders who let the power go to their head and become intolerable and abusive tyrants.
Here is one of my favorites, along with some commentary about how you can keep from being too frightened or upset by someone else's bad behavior.
If you haven't yet heard of Spotify you are way behind the curve in music listening and sharing.
Spotify is great!
I transitioned all of the outside media on this site from YouTube to Spotiy a few months ago.
A lot of the songs that used to be on YouTube are getting flagged for copyright infringement. So, Spotify is a convenient and even better alternative.
A lot has been written about Ear Training. There are tons of books, articles, and even YouTube videos about it.
There is a lot of discussion about the mechanics of Ear Training, and what you have to do to get good at it.
Learn to recognize all the elements of music. It's that simple. Be able to name all the intervals, scales, chords, and progressions that you hear.
But, what can you do with Ear Training. How does it help you be a better listener?
That is the abstract part that is not so easy to talk about.
So, you want to change the world, do you? Maybe you just want to do something extraodinary.
You've got the brains.
You've got the talent.
It just seems as though you don't have enough time.
There's always something vitally important you have to get done right now, or else ...
Undoubtedly the most popular Jazz Ballad of all time. It's been recorded more than 427 times by every major Jazz artist from Louis Armstrong to Esperanza Spalding.
It began in London early in 1930, and quickly crossed the Atlantic to New York and Broadway. Johnny Green wrote the music and the lyrics were co-written by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour and Frank Eyton.
Ambrose and His Orchestra - February 8, 1930 (the earliest known recording)
Vocals by Sam Browne