Airmen of Note 1989 concert

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Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Post by Redthunder » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:20 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-pTNDjXBrY

Doug, are you in this video? At around 1:02:00 minute mark, there's a tune with a trombone soloist that looks like you!
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Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Post by Doug Elliott » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:48 am

Yes that's me.... and my Yamaha 354.
Not too long after I got in the band.
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Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Post by Redthunder » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:10 am

Doug Elliott wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:48 am
Yes that's me.... and my Yamaha 354.
Not too long after I got in the band.
I was also wondering that too... it sounds great!

I'm going to show this to my student that you met over the summer the next time he complains that he doesn't like the sound of his 354 and thinks he needs a new horn...
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Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Post by BurckhardtS » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:23 am

Great playing! Great tune/arrangement as well. What tune is it?
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Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Post by Doug Elliott » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:48 am

Children of the Night, by Wayne Shorter, arranged by Mike Crotty.
I never got comfortable playing that tune.
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Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Post by Doug Elliott » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:58 am

Just ran into another album I'm on, from before I was in the Note. Bill Potts big band - I'm pretty sure this was recorded in 1985, and I think the entire album was done in single takes, live in the studio. The trombone solos are me first, then John Jensen, and then trading. Dave Steinmeyer was playing lead. Lee Gause was on bass trombone.

Again on my Yamaha 354. Sounds just like a trombone.
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Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Post by Redthunder » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:24 am

Doug Elliott wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:58 am
Just ran into another album I'm on, from before I was in the Note. Bill Potts big band - I'm pretty sure this was recorded in 1985, and I think the entire album was done in single takes, live in the studio. The trombone solos are me first, then John Jensen, and then trading. Dave Steinmeyer was playing lead. Lee Gause was on bass trombone.

Again on my Yamaha 354. Sounds just like a trombone.
This track?

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Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Post by Doug Elliott » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:48 am

That's it. My playing was a bit rougher then...
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Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Post by BurckhardtS » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:34 am

Who is playing lead trumpet in that recording? It sounds great. I'm not sure you could miss anything with that kind of lead trumpet playing happening.
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Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Post by Doug Elliott » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:24 am

It was Kenny Smukal, who was lead trumpet in the Note for a lot of years, before I was in. I did play in Mike Cotty's band and Bill Potts's band with him in the years before. He was THE BEST lead player; you're right, you couldn't miss anything with him leading. Steinmeyer was the same way, and the combination of the two of them was an unbelievable force. I consider myself very lucky to have experienced them and I try to model my playing after that.
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Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Post by StefanHaller » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:47 am

Wow, that's some impressive soloing, rough or not...
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