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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Markus Leuchter/Brass Ark Fuchs Collaboration on: Jul 19, 2017, 10:04PM
Whoa! If it's anything like your Fuchs it'll be amazing.

Fabbing all new slides, I assume?
2  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: For when the Wessex travel tuba doesn't look ridiculous enough on: Jul 18, 2017, 04:13PM
I played two at NAMM. Not great. The biggest issue is the bell is below ear level, so you deafen yourself as you play.
3  Creation and Performance / The Business of Music / Re: LA Phil Second Trombone on: Jul 17, 2017, 09:43PM

It does happen that on some auditions no-one turns up that is good enough. This doesn't mean that they play poorly, but it may be that they don't play an excerpt(s) stylistically "correct" for the orchestra. Players on panels often have very defined ideas as to how an excerpt should go, and even though a candidate may play it very well, if it doesn't match the panels idea, then the person doesn't "get the nod". Sometimes a panel will ask someone to play an excerpt again slightly differently. The candidate's ability to adapt, and take on board suggestions under pressure can also be a "make or break" factor.

FWIW...
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Actually, at their ITF panel, they spoke about how they are annoyed at this. They just want people to play well, not worry about the intricacies of the LA Phil style per se.
4  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: Mike Olsen ball bearing rotors! on: Jul 16, 2017, 12:57PM
Benn is currently doing this conversion. Hopefully he's taking pictures! Can't wait to get the horn.
5  Creation and Performance / The Business of Music / Re: LA Phil Second Trombone on: Jul 13, 2017, 03:32PM
Talking with Jim and the section, it was about no showing up ready to win. But you may be right.
6  Creation and Performance / The Business of Music / Re: LA Phil Second Trombone on: Jul 13, 2017, 02:32PM
Jorgen was definitely good enough. But the orchestra is off just fine with David, who is an amazing player and musician (and most importantly, a great human).  

As for the second audition, no one played well enough to win this time around. It's as simple as that.
7  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: american and europran sounds on: Jul 11, 2017, 11:08PM
There are definitely more differences than the instruments. But in listening, great trombonists sound like great musicians no matter where they are from.
8  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: american and europran sounds on: Jul 11, 2017, 10:45PM
Well, the horns are a little different now (and used to be a lot different- French and German trombones, which are still used).

Otherwise, the sounds I heard at ITF from all nationalities were great.
9  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: Bach 50B single valve bass trombone on: Jul 10, 2017, 11:31PM
Also, if the bell is an earlier vintage, it'll say CORPORATION underneath the signature.
10  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: ITF report mouthpiece edition on: Jul 08, 2017, 07:52PM
They were there. Not much reason for me to play them!
11  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: How to lube my 2nd valve? on: Jul 07, 2017, 06:15PM
My similarly aged 42B has a completely worn valve, due to lack of attention. It leaks from at least two places. With enough oil it does work.
12  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: How to lube my 2nd valve? on: Jul 07, 2017, 01:53PM
Mine has gone completely unoiled for many of the years I've owned it. 

Wow. I can't imagine it seals anymore.
13  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Intonation across different horns on: Jul 07, 2017, 11:15AM
Even horns from the same time period using some of the same parts have different intonation.

My main bass and my 42 play high F# and G in totally different places- much farther in on the bass.
14  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: ITF report mouthpiece edition on: Jul 06, 2017, 11:13PM
I played the GP stuff at the Edwards booth- I really liked the GP6!

The CV piece at Brassark felt really great. I want some more time on it.

I ended up buying the GB NY 1.25 after some A/B time with my current Wick 3AL. Great piece with a different feel that works well with me.
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: ITF report on: Jul 06, 2017, 12:49PM
RE: concerts and recitals:

Brandt Attema played a set with his wife, a harpist. This was the first thing I saw. Wow. I was completely blown away by the blend between the two and his command of bass and contra. So musical!!

I left that early to catch Mick Mulcahy in recital. Due to the hall, it was not as attention grabbing and I don't remember much of it.

The Northwestern choir (the winner of the choir contest) was amazing. Some of the best tenor and alto playing I have ever heard.

However, the Columbus State choir blew me away in every way. In the top tier of ensemble playing and sound I have ever heard. Bass trombones were the best of any choir I heard at the conference. Wow.

Ian Bousfield's recital was captivating. Amazing playing and programming.

The programming was probably the biggest issue I had with most of the recitals and concerts. I expect to be "tromboned out" at a certain point, but I found myself losing focus in many recitals as he same sort of piece was played over and over again (Schubert lieder, modern tonal works, etc). Megumi Kanda played very very well, but played much of the same rep in her recital, for instance.

16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: ITF report on: Jul 06, 2017, 09:22AM
I played the DeCarbo .547. Not good.
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: ITF report on: Jul 05, 2017, 10:19PM
They were near the door, kinda across from the Thein booth and back-to-back with Bertrand's Music.

Oops!
18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: ITF report on: Jul 05, 2017, 04:27PM
Very interested about what people they have tried courtois think about it...
 

As far as I could tell there was no Courtois booth... I may have missed them several times though.

I've played the AC420H? The 42 copy with Hagmann valve. Amazing horn.

I have a friend with an AC550 that's pretty good.

19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: ITF report on: Jul 05, 2017, 10:02AM
Most Yamaha trombones are very consistent. But the 830 doesn't seem to follow that trend, maybe due to more handmade parts.

I have played some with huge orchestral sounds, and some that were not good in any way (all new).
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: ITF report on: Jul 05, 2017, 08:44AM
Forgot to mention I played that YSL-882V. I thought it was pretty great. Better than the average Xeno in most ways, and I loved the blow through the valve.

As for the YBL-830, they are very inconsistent. I have played probably 10 examples, all of which were very different and all over the spectrum, sound wise.
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