Is that even a word? Because of your position I figured this would be the best place to post this. In HS band I was the only one in the trumpet section that played a cornet from 7th to 12th grade...marching band and jazz band included. Back then my mindset was a cornet is a trumpet is a trumept is a cornet. It did not matter, the fingerings were all the same. Of course over the years I have found that to be not true....When I listend to Maynard, Doc, Herb, I was listening to what all the other players listend to, never to Cornetists(there's that word again), I have just recently started doing research on some: Del Staigers George Swift Jimmy Burke Windfred Kemp Allesandro Liberati I have heard some mp3 clips of these guys and even though the sound quality is not the best you can still make out there playing. Unbelievable, it reminds me of Paganini on the violin, kind of like there never will be any one quite like this. I also heard there was a player that had a deformed right arm and did all his fingering with his left, I dont even know if he is included in the list I posted above. These guys sound like they were the real deal...Are there any cornetists today that would be comparable to these guys.