ken at kenmath.free-online.co.uk
Sun Mar 29 15:48:11 PDT 2009
Bob's gag about the front-line musos arriving in Heaven arrived almost at the same time as a mail which is going the rounds of big-band brass players in the UK:
William Vacchiano (Manhattan School of Music) was big on teaching
trumpet students to transpose various parts for variously pitched
trumpet parts. Apparently Miles Davis studied briefly with Vacchiano
in the 1950's. During one lesson Vacchiano asked Miles:
"If the piano is in the key of E, where does that put the trumpet?"
Miles replied, "Back in the f*****g case!"
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