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Various Youtube clips of Derek (R.I.P.)

  • River Plate Kick Off / Jingle3:44

Probably the most recorded trumpet player on the planet!!

The 'Great' Malcolm McNab

Interview

Student tips!!

Have fun playing the trumpet - keep it on the 'Chops'!!

Dave ' solo spot' - American Tour 1982

Coldstream Guards Band - Recording 'Pride of the Nation'

18 year old Dave in Guards uniform

Paul Newton - Walt Johnson - Adam Linsley - Dave

Elvis    'THE CONCERT' 2003 Tour  Amsterdam Arena

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Check out Walt Johnson

I had the privilege to work

alongside Walt on 2 tours of

ELVIS 'THE CONCERT  tour

         2003 & 2005 (Dep)                            


Walt was the lead Trumpet with Elvis Presley for many years from the 70's right up to Elvis's final days.

"One of LA's top session trumpet players"

Check out the 'Just Trumpet' channel on JAZZRADIO.com       It's Fantastic!!!!!!

LOUIS ARMSTRONG  DOC SEVERINSEN  DIZZY GILLESPIE  MILES DAVIES  CHET BAKER  HARRY JAMES  CLARK TERRY  MAYNARD FERGUSON  BOBBY SHEW  ALLEN VIZZUTTI  WYNTON MARSALIS  JON FADDIS  RAFAEL MENDEZ  CHUCK FINDLEY  MARVIN STAMM

JERRY HEY  WARREN VACHE  HARRY 'SWEETS' EDISON CHRIS BOTTI  MAURICE ANDRE  PHILIP SMITH  RANDY BRECKER  AL HIRT

TOM HARRELL  ROY HARGROVE  CONRAD GOZZO  ART FARMER  ROY ELDRIDGE  KENNY DORHAM  CLIFFORD BROWN  BILL CHASE

BUDDY CHILDERS  DOC CHEATHAM  PETE CANDOLI  CONTE CANDOLI  BIX BEIDERBECKE  WAYNE BERGERON  TILL BRONNER  

DONALD BYRD  BUD BRISBOIS  RUBY BRAFF  CAT ANDERSON  FREDDIE HUBBARD  TOM BROWNE  THAD JONES  CHUCK MANGIONE

LEE MORGAN  FATS NAVARRO  ENRICO RAVA  ARTURO SANDOVAL  JACK SHELDON  KENNY WHEELER  COOTIE WILLIAMS  ect ect 


Great  Trumpets some of my all time favorite trumpet players.........


Derek Watkins-  Derek remains every trumpet players heroes - a World class musician!

I was lucky enough to work with Derek many times over my career - Derek was the regular Lead Trumpet on Ross Mitchell Orchestra and the Andy Ross orchestra TV, recordings, Albert Hall engagements plus BBC ' Come Dancing' series.

 It was always amazing to be on a section with him and it was the best trumpet lesson anyone could ever have just sitting beside him a listeing to him! Warning......Be on your guard - he didn't suffer fools - if you got the 'thumbs up' you knew you had done ok!!                       Rest in peace Derek.


Kenny Baker  - I, like many trumpet players of my generation grew up listeing to the great playing of Kenny Baker. We heard him nearly every day of the week on television - playing on all the top shows including the Muppets, Morecambe & Wise show, ect ect (The list is endless). I was again lucky to Tour the UK & Europe backing Peter Skellern and sit next to Kenny. Kenny was the featured soloist for the tour and was brilliant every night!

He also invited me to play on a couple of big film sessions with him as 4th trumpet - along side all my other heroes. They were like the' Royal Family' of Trumpet players - the 1st Calls!!


Tony Fisher- Like Derek and Kenny, I have grown up listening to Tony on TV, radio broadcasts, LP's. Tony is one of the 'Royal' family - he has played with everone who matters from Sinatra to Streisand (and several hundred in between!). I was privileged to be called by Tony to be his deputy

with a Dance band lead by the great Don Lusher & John Whelan at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The band was resident there for several years and because Tony was so busy in the studios I used to get a lot of 'dep' work for him with the band. Tony, like all the players I have listed are not only the best trumpet players in the world - they are also some of the nicest people around who are always willing to help you and give you time!.



Mike Lovatt- I first met Mike when I was playing 2nd Trumpet in the pit orchestra for Starlight Express. He had just finished music college

and I must say he sounded fabulous (even when he was a youngster). After just a few deps on the 2nd book he started to deputised for Graham Russell on lead trumpet (Graham played the show like no other - Just brilliant!!). After a few more years working in the studio with Derek Watkins, Mike turned from a great young player into what he is today - World class!!! Check him out with the John Wilson Orchestra - its the closest thing to the fabulous  MGM studio orchestra from Hollywood you will ever hear!


David Mason- was known to the world as the piccolo trumpet player on 'Penny Lane' - Beatles. In actual fact, David was one of the true gentlemen

of the classical trumpet world and principal trumpet with the World famous Philharmonia Orchestra. When I was 15 years old and

working on my Grade 8 trumpet exam I was thrilled to learn from my music master that David Mason would be coming to my school

(CNS - City of Norwich School) to perform the Hummel trumpet concerto and a beautiful piece of music for trumpet 'Quite City' - Aaron Copeland. I will never forget how nice David was to me on that day - he gave me a long lesson to help me with the trumpet concerto and then asked me to play the 1st Movement in front of my school orchestra while he sat at listened. Many years later I was to meet him again - it was for Davids 50th wedding anniversary held at the BBC Maida Vale studios - I was in the Andy Ross orchestra playing for David - what a thrill. What was amazing to me is that I went to introduce myself to him and his wife and mention that he had given me a trumpet lesson many years earlier - he knew with great detail his

visit to my school and all the details of the concert - a true gent and a wonderful trumpet player.



I have had the privilege and good fortune to work along side the above mentioned players - they are the Best!!


Great British Trumpets                                                  Derek Watkins  John Barclay Maurice Murphy 

Mike Lovatt  Simon Gardner  Kenny Baker  Dave Plews   Allen Downey  Tony Fisher  Gavin Mallett  Dave Lord       Bruce Adams  Jim Lynch  Sid Gauld  Matt Holland

Guy Barker  Adam Linsley  Graham Russell 

John Thirkell  Rico Tomasso Steve Sidwell  David Mason

(plus many more of my dear  friends and colleaques in the 'trumpet family')

    Some of my trumpet   'HEROES'  check  them  out   on         Google + You Tube

LOOK, LISTEN & LEARN BOOKS 1,2,3 FOR TRUMPET (Beginners to Grade 4)

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR TRUMPET


ADVANCED

THE ARBAN METHOD FOR CORNET

METHODE COMPLETE DE CORNET - BALAY

CLARK STUDIES

SCHLOSSBERG METHOD FOR TRUMPET

VIZZUTTI STUDIES - 3 BOOKS

VIZZUTTI TRUMPET MUSIC (ALL VARIOUS INC JAZZ STUDIES)

TRUMPET ROUTINES BY WILLIAM VACCHIANO

15 MINUTE WARMUP ROUTINE - MIchael Davis

VARIOUS JAZZ, CLASSICAL , POP, PLAY-A-LONG BOOKS

HOW BRASS PLAYERS DO IT - RIDGEON

recommended books for trumpet & cornet students - beginners and advanced

listen to lots of different styles of music.....

Classical, Pop, Jazz, Brass Bands, Military Bands, Film Scores, World music ect ect.......

Then listen to more!!!..................... THEN PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!


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