If the offending speculation was mine, I apologize. I have admired Rafael Mendez's playing my entire life and have spent an ungodly amount of money on his transcriptions and his recordings, and countless hours enjoying both. In guessing at what technique he might have employed in a recording, I was always conscious of his phenomenal abilities and did not intend to suggest he might have chosen a technique for anything other than solid musical reasons. While he could single-tongue circles around just about anyone else triple-tonguing, I know that he could double- or triple-tongue as well as anyone I ever heard. He came as close to the trumpet equivalent of being able to walk on water as anyone has.