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Brass meets Hip Hop: An Interview with King Porter Stomp

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Interview with Wild Boar and Bull Brass Band

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LA NY Connection

I recently got back to Los Angeles after spending about 6 days in Manhattan playing some gigs with Lenka. We played at Rough Trade in Brooklyn and then in Central Park for the Modern Sky Music Festival. Modern Sky is the record label that Lenka is signed to in China, and there were a bunch [...]

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J J Johnson – Jazz Hero, Trombonist extraordinaire.

In the history of Jazz there have not been as many famous Trombonists as, say, exponents of the Saxophone or the Trumpet, I can only think of a few. Starting with the earliest times there is Kid Ory, Benny Morton, Juan Tizol, Trummy Young. More up to date, there is Curtis Fuller, Albert Manglesdorf and [...]

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Interview with Danny T. Levin

Editor of the site, Phil Hanson, interviewed me recently and as I am now part of the 21CB writing team, I thought it made sense to go with that as my first contribution. So, here you go, this is my interview, hope you enjoy it… ————– Hi Danny, how long have you been playing brass [...]

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Interview with Jim Stretton

We caught up with multi instrumentalist James Stretton recently for a chat about his unique approach to music making, here’s what he had to say to us ———————————— Hi Jim, thanks for taking time to speak with us. Can you start by telling us how many instruments you play? I play brass, some piano and [...]

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Cruise & Craft – part 1 – updated

I miss the noisy, cramped, slightly damp college practice rooms. My mind wistfully recalls the din of horn players attempting Siegfried’s motif mixing with Clarke studies. Those were the days. Now I find myself in a stage locker. The room is full of all the tools needed for a wide variety of entertainment: costumes, lights, [...]

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