June 6 should be bass trombone day

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June 6 should be bass trombone day

Post by GabeLangfur » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:15 pm

Today is Dave Taylor's birthday.

If they were still with us, it would also be the 77th birthday of Phil Teele and the 85th birthday of my teacher, Ray Premru.

For those who don't know Ray's wonderful sound, here are some youtube videos to check out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2nn43U ... 4pD0tQAVBQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ikbm5x ... eTTuhgsnfI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnAJCvs ... btGNNwk3Pk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpeTBKrDJOY
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Re: June 6 should be bass trombone day

Post by Slideorama » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:54 pm

Agreed. Make it so!
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Re: June 6 should be bass trombone day

Post by Mikebmiller » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:17 pm

I think there was a somewhat bigger event on June 6th 75 years ago.
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Re: June 6 should be bass trombone day

Post by Burgerbob » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:13 pm

Mikebmiller wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:17 pm
I think there was a somewhat bigger event on June 6th 75 years ago.
Por que no los dos?
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Post by norbie2018 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:19 pm

Burgerbob wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Mikebmiller wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:17 pm
I think there was a somewhat bigger event on June 6th 75 years ago.
Por que no los dos?
I would argue that those great bass trombone masters would not be able to practice their craft if it hadn't been for sacrifices of the military personnel on D-Day. So no, not both.
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Post by Burgerbob » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:59 pm

That's a bit overblown. I'm not understating D-day, we're also honoring some of our bass trombone greats.
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Post by norbie2018 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:06 pm

Or perhaps you're under appreciating the impact of this day on our history and your ability to do the things you love doing, including making your videos and performing on trombone for a living without having to salute the Fatherland. Priorities, my friend.
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Post by Burgerbob » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:18 pm

Well, that's a huge assumption you just made. I've been to Dachau. My great-grandfather flew missions in B-17s.

There's room for two things on one day.
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Post by norbie2018 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:27 pm

I'm basing my statements on your posts. I never said not to honor bass trombonists, I referred to priorities and the priority for this day should be on remembering the sacrifices of people who were maimed and died and suffered from PTSD for the rest of their lives to allow you to do what you do. To allow all of to do what we do. I'm just suggesting a little respect.
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Post by Burgerbob » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:42 pm

Respect for one thing does not mean disrespect for another.
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Post by Bach5G » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:00 pm

This went sideways quickly.
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Post by norbie2018 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:18 pm

Burgerbob wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Respect for one thing does not mean disrespect for another.
Your reply didn't make much sense as I don't see how anyone has been disrespectful to you or the other bass trombonist in question. It seems I simply have a different view then you do about how certain days should be treated. I wish you all the best.
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Post by Burgerbob » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:05 pm

All I said was "why not both?"
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Re: June 6 should be bass trombone day

Post by Savio » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:40 am

GabeLangfur wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Today is Dave Taylor's birthday.

If they were still with us, it would also be the 77th birthday of Phil Teele and the 85th birthday of my teacher, Ray Premru.

For those who don't know Ray's wonderful sound, here are some youtube videos to check out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2nn43U ... 4pD0tQAVBQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ikbm5x ... eTTuhgsnfI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnAJCvs ... btGNNwk3Pk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpeTBKrDJOY
Thanks for the post Gabe! I didn't know about the trombone quartet with Ray Premru, wonderful sound!
Cant get enough of it. Since so many prominent bass trombone players have birthday on 6 June, I vote for making it an official bass trombone day. And a free day for all of us with a bass trombone :good:

Did you all know there is a day for everything? There is even a "popcorn day" May 10 is the "Clean up your room day". My children obvious missed that .... :biggrin:

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Re: June 6 should be bass trombone day

Post by rumhud » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:48 am

I think it's a fantastic idea.
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Re: June 6 should be bass trombone day

Post by Savio » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:11 pm

Is there any more recordings of Ray Premru hidden out there?
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Post by GabeLangfur » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:05 am

Savio wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:11 pm
Is there any more recordings of Ray Premru hidden out there?
He played on every James Bond film soundtrack until 1998.

I just learned he played on the original studio recordings of Petula Clark's "Downtown" and "My Love."

I believe he was on one or both of the Frank Sinatra live recordings from London.

You can't pick him out, but he played in the orchestra for The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album.

He co-led a big band in London with Bobby Lamb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58QXP_J9qJc
http://www.jazzprofessional.com/intervi ... erview.htm

Of course, all the commercial recordings and live recordings of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.

And of course, recordings of the Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestras (same orchestra, changed name for a while). If you want to hear the kind of power he could generate, listen to Vaughan Williams 4th Symphony with Sir Adrain Boult, recorded in the early 70s I think.
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Post by mrdeacon » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:07 pm

Ooof that cycle of Ray playing the Vaughn Williams symphonies is ridonkulous. Amazing!

You can't ever listen to Philip Jones enough!
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Re: June 6 should be bass trombone day

Post by bassclef » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:40 pm

Savio wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:11 pm
Is there any more recordings of Ray Premru hidden out there?
He was co-leader of a big band/large jazz ensemble that did two albums. Long out of print, but I tracked them down on vinyl. It's your typical '60's power jazz, which I happen to love.

Here's a sample:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58QXP_J9qJc
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Re: June 6 should be bass trombone day

Post by Savio » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:39 pm

Ooh, thanks for all links and information folks! Lot to explore!
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