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James Thompson– The Other Side of the Bell: Episode #47

James Thompson — Episode #47

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #47 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features Eastman School of Music trumpet professor, James Thompson.

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Phil Driscoll — The Other Side of the Bell: Episode #46

Phil Driscoll — Episode #46

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #46 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features Grammy-winning trumpet player Phil Driscoll.

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2017 Holiday Schedule

The shop will be closed in recognition of the following national holidays:

  • Monday, January 2 – New Years Day
  • Monday, January 16 – Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday, February 20 – Presidents’ Day
  • Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, July 4 – Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4 – Labor Day
  • Monday, October 9 – Columbus Day
  • Friday, November 10 – Veterans Day
  • Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 – Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1, 2018 – Christmas Break

Ottaviano Cristofoli — The Other Side of the Bell: Episode #45

Episode #45 — Ottaviano Cristofoli

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #45 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features Ottaviano Cristofoli, principal trumpet with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Trumpet Mouthpiece Alteration Testimonial

We received these kind words in an email today:

Dear Brett @ Bob Reeves Brass,

A while back you put a 69 backbore in my YAMAHA Vizzutti mouthpiece. I just wanted to give you a big THANK YOU! I have been using it ever since and it is exactly what I had hoped it to be.

Thanks again!

Phil

Since day one, Bob Reeves has had the same goal: to help the brass player sound better after working with us than when they walked in the door. Sometimes, this means an alteration to your existing equipment. Why reinvent the wheel when you don’t have to? Take what’s already working and make the necessary adjustment.

While we are certainly proud to have many players using Bob Reeves mouthpieces, we take just as much pride in our customers who are out playing other equipment that we have altered and adjusted for them.

Video: Trumpet Mouthpiece In The Making

A lot of work goes into making every Bob Reeves Brass trumpet mouthpiece. Even our stock mouthpieces take from 45 minutes to an hour to make, and that is after the blank is made on our CNC Lathe.

You can see how an underpart blank is made in our previous blog post here.

Below is a time-lapse video we took that shows how many steps are involved in making a Bob Reeves mouthpiece.

 

Rashawn Ross — The Other Side of the Bell: Episode #44

Episode #44 — Rashawn Ross

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #44 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features Rashawn Ross, trumpet player with The Dave Matthews Band.

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Jeff Purtle — The Other Side of the Bell: Episode #43

Episode #43 — Jeff Purtle

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #43 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features trumpet player and author of “Hit it Hard & Wish it Well,” Jeff Purtle.

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Gianni Marinucci — The Other Side of the Bell: Episode #42

Episode #42 — Gianni Marinucci

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #42 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features jazz trumpet recording artist Gianni Marinucci. Gianni joins us to talk about his extensive live and recording career, his studies with Bobby Shew, Laurie Frink, and Warren Vache, and the vibrant jazz scene in Melbourne, Australia.

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Bob Reeves Brass Japan Visit – 2016

We are excited to visit our good friends, Joy Brass, in Tokyo, Japan for the 5th year in a row!

Bob Reeves Waiting for a Train in Japan
Bob Reeves waiting for a Train in Japan

From September 10th to the 19th Bob, John, and Brett will be in Japan to do valve alignments, consultation, and presentations. Noah Gladstone from The Brass Ark will be on hand for consultations and a presentation of our new small bore line of trombone mouthpieces.joybrass

Click here to read Joybrass’s blog post about our visit here.

If you would like to schedule a consultation or valve alignment, please contact Joybrass at tp@joybrass.co.jp or via phone at 03-5480-2468.