I was just wondering who inspired each of you guys and gals to play trumpet and why. If it had not been for Doc, I think I would have put the trumpet down a long time ago. I heard him live once and the way he filled the theater was just amazing. He had no microphone and his sound just surrounded you and made your teeth rattle. It seems that lately he has been forgotten, but make no mistake about it...........he is still THE MAN!