[Dixielandjazz] Sam Pilafian and Buddy Apfel
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Sat Jun 24 19:15:13 PDT 2006
well they need a better PR Agent :))
Yes folks there are a lot of very good unsung players out there, so why
the Hell do I have a hard time finding one to join an International
touring New Orleans Funeral Mardi Gras Marching Jazz Concert Band ???
This is the key ingredient in my band and I'll be damned if I can find
the ONE GUY WHO WANTS TO TRAVEL THE WORLD AND DO IT FOR A LIVING. I
have posted adds from New Orleans to Universities, and every time you
mention Marching Band they run like Hell in the opposite direction.
As if this is a low class beneath them kind of gig. I guess most of
them have just become Artiste' eh ??
The ones we have fond have been almost totally crazy or we quickly
made them that way. :)) Nobody wants to MOVE TO CALIFORNIA and the
few good ones here are so busy they can't commit to being in a full
time touring band, hence we are often forced into not touring as much
as we could be.
Bring me One of those monsters who will live in Sunny California and
I'll be happy to keep him working, everybody got's issues and many
just have far too many small time commitments and refuse to take a
giant step and give them up. !!
Nothing ventured nothing gained. :))
And yes Buddy Apfel has played with us and the job is his anytime he
can move to California Hell I even agreed to adopt him :))
He is thinking about it. :))
Dave Richoux is no slouch either folks but a very busy Guy.
Hey Buddy He' gettin' all your good gigs :)) Hey man I'll buy you a
Vespa Scooter so you can commute from Phoenix :))
Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band
From: David Richoux <tubaman at tubatoast.com>
To: DJML Jazz <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 16:12:02 -0700
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Sam Pilafian and Buddy Apfel
Agree - I was looking for any "iconic" jazz tuba player - somebody
who the average man on the street would know about (like a Louis, Duke
Don't think there are any except maybe Howard Johnson because of his
playing in the Saturday Night Live band and the shows he did with Taj
Mahal and Gravity.
On Jun 24, 2006, at 11:59 AM, John McClernan wrote:
> Brian Nalepka (Manhattan Rhythm Kings) is a great player too.
> So is Don Little, a NJ transplant down in Texas, and Mark Heter & >
Norm Burbank in NJ, and Bob Bauchens in Chicago (Lyric Opera), and >
Neil Tidwell formerly of the NOLA Symphony, and Gil Corella (sp?) > in
Balto. etc. etc.
> There are many many great tuba players doing jazz, but they are >
"unsung" for the most part.
> That's my 2¢.
> On Jun 24, 2006, at 1:02 PM, Dave Hanson wrote:
>> Bill Clark in Denver ain't no slouch and then there is Mike Moore
>> who is a great jazz player and principal tubist with the Atlanta >>
>> You will hearing about an Atlanta transplant to Davenport, Lee >>
Stofer,who is recently out of the Army band in Washington D.C. and >>
will be playing with several bands in and around Iowa.
>> Dave Hanson
>> Sam Pilofian and Buddy Apfel live in Phoenix, and can hold their >>
own with ANY of the greats, IMHO!
>> Sad to say...
>> (and how many "really famous" jazz tuba players are out there? >>
>> Johnson, Bob Stewart, Eli Newberger...?)
>> Dave Richoux
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