A percussionist friend of mine recently did a tour with one of the best jazz trumpet players on the scene today. My friend tells me this player would practise from 9AM to 12 and then from 2-5PM on the bass trumpet only. From what he explains this player practices jazz patterns and Clark studies e throughtout his practice routine. Only 30 minutes before his concerts does he start warming up with his regular b Flat trumpet. By the way he never plays the Bass trumpet on the gig nor does he mention the bass trumpet as part of his routine on any interviews he does or on his website. Has anyone on TM found the bass trumpet to be beneficial to their playing?