Bach Trumpet Forum.

Discussion in 'TM Lounge' started by dbacon, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

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    We don't seem to have a Bach Trumpet Forum. Perhaps one could be added. Maybe Joe Gaspar at Dillons could host it?
     
  2. Skip

    Skip Piano User

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    But why Dave? Every forum turns into a Bach forum.

    Just joshin! ;-)
     
  3. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

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    Zeus! I thought every forum turned into a ZEUS forum....



    Ever run into Ollie Mitchell over there?

    Greatest Studio Trumpet Player of ALL Time!!

    Sound, Chops, Acuracy....nice guy too...read anything the first take...
     
  4. Skip

    Skip Piano User

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    Sorry, never heard of him. He's probably on Oahu (200 miles away).
     
  5. Jarrett

    Jarrett Piano User

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    Gotta have a bach forum, as much flak as Bach takes, They still made the second finest horn I have ever played.
    And it still holds its own with my Eclipse.
    -J
     
  6. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

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    For at least 30-35 years Ollie Mitchell was THE Studio Trumpet Player in L.A. His father, Harold Mitchell, had been the leading player in his day and had come up through vaudville from the 30's. Pappy Mitchell wrote a very comprehensive series on trumpet playing called, "Mitchell On Trumpet." Great practice routines in the style of St. Jacome, but very progressive. Each of four volumes increases in range and difficulty with the fourth book up to high G. Very difficult workouts! Ollie was a fantastic player, a never miss Lead player. Nailed everything the first take, and was the first call on recording dates in Hollywood. Often the only call, doing all parts himself. Tight section. He and Chuck Findley were close. Retired to the big island and does a small big band thing called the "Olliephonics." Even though he's well into his seventies, he still plays as well as ever. I heard Pappy play when he was in his 70's, popping off Double whatever you want and saying, "Just giving Bud a run for his money (Bud Brisbois)."

    Jack Kanstul was a student of his, maybe Jack will add to this.
     
  7. Skip

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    Say Dave,

    Yes I do remember now, having seen the name Olliephonics with a pic in the paper about a year ago. I believe it was taken at a gig in Kawaihai (north Kona side). I'll have to check around & see if they are playing anywhere on a regular basis, or any upcoming specials. Thanks for the insight & history lesson.
     
  8. johnkool

    johnkool New Friend

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    The Kona Brass
    Olliephonics

    Welcome! | Ollie Mitchell
    Ollie Mitchell has written a book about his life and adventures as a
    busy Hollywood studio trumpet player, WWII sailor, scuba diver and
    bandleader.

    Here is a link to a recent newspaper article on him:
    Print Version - Ollie's Horn
     
  9. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not sure about the wisdom of having a forum devoted to different brands without assigning flak jackets for all those who participate, but a "monster players I have known and worked with" thread here in the lounge might be pretty cool. Any takers?
     
  10. MJ

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    Before kool bumped this... the last post made in this thread was in 2003.
     

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