[Dixielandjazz] Hello ???
tony at tony-davis.co.uk
Thu Jul 19 08:25:07 EDT 2018
It's very kind of you to say so, Marek. I've always tried to have a
professional attitude, and I've paid my dues to the MU for 40 years, but
(fortunately) I've never had to rely on my earnings from music alone.
On 18/07/18 20:45, Marek Boym wrote:
> Seems an understatement when you say it of yourself, Tony. I've heard
> you a few times over the years, and you always sounded a seasoned pro.
> On 18 July 2018 at 17:27, Tony Davis <tony at tony-davis.co.uk
> <mailto:tony at tony-davis.co.uk>> wrote:
> Certainly true for trumpet players. I don't practise every day,
> but I know that if I miss more than one day I'll regret it, and
> have to work harder next time I pick up the horn.
> I was introduced to Doc Cheatham once, at the Nice festival in the
> mid-1980s. I said "I'm only a semi-pro". He replied "I'm just a
> semi-pro myself". What an understatement!
> On 17/07/18 22:30, Ron L'Herault wrote:
>> Doc Cheatham subbed for Tony Pringle in the New Black Eagle Jazz
>> Band a few times which gave me a nice opportunity to chat with
>> him. One of the things he mentioned was his feeling that as
>> long as one could stay healthy enough to keep practicing, you
>> could keep playing. Practice was key. Even a short layoff can
>> be hard to come back from as one ages. He opined that this is
>> what happened to Louis Armstrong. He got too ill to practice and
>> maintain his embouchure.
>> Ron L
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