Nope, not chopped liver.
Who I was referring to are major jazz, commercial, and orchestral players who do play for a living and at a world class level. This is NOT saying that "lesser" pros cannot add plenty to a forum. I'm thinking folks like a Phil Smith, Chris Martin, Mike Sachs,or Dave Bilger from the orchestra world. Or jazz like a Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Brad Goode, or Lew Soloff. How about world famous artists like Arturo Sandoval, Alison Balsom, Malcolm McNab, Kiko Collins, Allen Vizzutti?
They aren't here but some of them actually DO post at Trumpet Herald. We must ask ourselves why there and not here.
We do have Wilmer Wise, Tony Kadleck, and Ed Carroll. Three great players in different genres. Let us be thankful for them.
Turlejimmy, that really was a classy thing to do. I tip my hat to you.