Old Lou Tribute week 1/11/2015 - 1/18/2015

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  1. Osren

    Osren Mezzo Forte User

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    I recent had *what I consider* a GREAT idea (it doesn't happen often, but I'm proud of this one!) :thumbsup:

    Old Lou departed us on 1/16/2014 and I want to keep his memory alive at least within our little community.

    Thus I hear-by decree we have an "Old Lou Tribute Week" every year in honor of his memory. (Participation is not mandatory, but would be appreciated)

    I think all of us that knew Old Lou should attempt to do the at LEAST one of the following during this Tribute week-

    1) if you happen to OWN one of Old Lou's horns or mouthpieces:
    - play it this week and remember the horn's/mpc's previous owner
    - post some pictures of said horn
    - Give us a review of the horn / mpc

    2) if you have a YORK horn at all
    - play it this week and remember the guy who was our bastion of all knowledge relating to the J W York and Sons / York Band Instruments Company
    - give a review of the horn

    3) play any horn you have an take a moment and remember Old Lou

    4) Share something you learned from Old Lou either from any of the Trumpet Forums or if you actually got a chance to have a face to face chat with him.

    :play: So go forth and begin remembering Old Lou - please share with the rest of us if you would like.

    :laughwave::laughwave::laughwave::laughwave::laughwave::laughwave:
     
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  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm in!
     
  3. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    I didn't really know Old Lou as such but as someone who live near York, (the original one) I would like to do something.

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  4. BustedChops

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    So that's the guy who got me interested in Yorks...
     
  5. Osren

    Osren Mezzo Forte User

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    Well today I busted out the York Airflow cornet that I bought about a year and a half ago.....

    I haven't played it in awhile, the valves last time I used it felt a bit sticky.

    I was determined to play it and play it well today. I pulled each valve out and WIPE it off on a microfiber cloth. Turns out I had TOO much oil on each of them! Yikes! Not something I tend to do very often.

    It sounded wonderful... to my ears, it sounded more like a middle brass instrument (like a french horn), it was really cool.

    Old Lou had SO many posting about the Airflow cornet and trumpet. Without him, I don't think many of us would know anything about them.
    I also got 2 incredible deals in the last few weeks on vintage York instruments which also lead me to think about Old Lou.

    I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but I always pictured him as a kindly old fellow that loved his horns and loved to share his knowledge of them with anybody who asked.

    I STILL do searches for some of the stuff Old Lou said as it is great and valuable information.
     
  6. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Got this special horn from Old Lou...
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    And a tribute horn made by Stumac :

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  7. Osren

    Osren Mezzo Forte User

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    beauties Peter! Thanx for sharing!
     
  8. Bochawa!!!

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    Old Lou was especially fond of the CONN 2B New World Symphony.

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    I always thought he meant the 1st generation, but on reading through old posts I've since learned it is the 2nd generation that he preferred.
     
  9. BustedChops

    BustedChops Mezzo Forte User

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    How old was old Lou? Older than my Vocabell?
     
  10. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    I have Oldlou's 1924 Couturier Conical bore Trumpet, from reading some of his posts I think it may have been his father's, every time I get it out to play I think of him.

    Regards, Stuart.
     

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