I came across this video of the Frank Capp/Nat Pierce Juggernaut Band with John Audino playing lead trumpet. Also in the trumpet section with him is Pete Candoli, Bill Berry and Al Aarons featured in a solo. Enjoy!
Bob, Juli and Howie,
Thanks so much for all of your TLC last week. The horns and mouthpieces are GREAT! The sound is like perfectly tuning in a radio station (pure and clean) and it feels like I am playing the horn instead of the horn playing me!
It will take a couple of weeks before I’ll play with the church band, but I feel like I’ve gone from playing a Volkswagen to a Porsche.
Thanks So Much!
Thanks for the kind words Bobby, and we may have to hire you on as our next advertising consultant. Those are some great analogies!
My long time friend John Cvejanovich just sent me a great book of the 1941 All American Youth Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski. It was found on this great Stokowski fan site in Japan.
Included in the brass section were two young giants of the brass world, John Clyman and Arnold Jacobs:
Back before I began making trumpet mouthpieces I actually played the trumpet and had the honor of studying with John Clyman, who was 1st trumpet with 20th Century Fox studios for 25 years.
You can see scans of the entire 1941 American Youth Orchestra Tour Book here.
I happen to be surfin’ the net the other day, and came across your web-site. Having been once a student of trumpet years ago and my best friend’s Dad was a highly respected trumpet player in the Warner Bros. orchestra from the late fifties to early sixties..(Larry Sullivan), thought I would relay this message:
We, as 12 year old boys, would often accompany Larry on brief trips to the studio in Hollywood or Glendale to have mouth pieces made. I have memories of Carroll Purviance, hunched over his lathe, maybe slightly intoxicated and weeping, talking to Larry about his life. Later, Larry would always compliment us for not laughing or acting up on the way home. He always made it clear though, that Mr. Purviance was the absolute master at what he does, no matter what his state of mind. Nice to know that his name still lingers and represents this.”