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The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast; Episode #33: Bob Reeves

Episode #33 — Bob Reeves

Trumpet Podcast Logo - Bob ReevesWelcome to the show notes for Episode #33 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features trumpet and trombone mouthpiece maker Bob Reeves.

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From The Archives: Bob Reeves Drawing a Bell at the Burbank Benge Trumpet Factory

Here’s a great photo we came across of Bob Reeves drawing bells at the famous Benge trumpet factory in Burbank, California. This photo was taken in the early 1960’s when Bob worked for Benge. If you are looking for more information on Benge trumpets, Joe Lill has a wonderful web site devoted to Benge.

Bob Reeves at the Benge trumpet factory in the early 1960s.
Bob Reeves at the Benge trumpet factory in the early 1960s.

New Classical Series Trumpet Mouthpiece Models

Here's a first look at the next two models in our Classical Series Trumpet Mouthpieces - the 7C and 10-1/2C. These models will be available soon.
Here’s a first look at the next two models in our Classical Series Trumpet Mouthpieces – the 7C and 10-1/2C. These models will be available soon.

You can check out more about this new series of ‪#‎trumpet‬ mouthpieces on our website at the following link.

http://bobreeves.com/products/classical/classical1.htm

The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast: Episode #3; John Clyman, Jay Daversa

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #3 of The Other Side Of The Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features Bob Reeves telling stories about famed trumpet player Bud Brisbois. Then, John Snell sits down for a trumpet talk with Jay Daversa.

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Jay Daversa

Bob Reeves with Jay Daversa during a recent visit.
Bob Reeves with trumpet player Jay Daversa during a recent visit.

Jay Daversa sits down with our own John Snell to share his experiences over decades of playing the trumpet. Jay started out at a very young age performing on TV with dance bands. After serving time in the military, Jay joined Stan Kenton’s band as the jazz trumpeter. Since then, Jay has toured with some of the world’s largest artists (Elvis, Barbara Streisand), and has performed on hundreds of TV and Movie soundtracks.

Jay has an album out that is available from CDBaby and on iTunes. He is also available for internet trumpet lessons. Check out his web site – www.jaydaversa.com –  for more information.

 

Here’s a rare video of Jay in a 1957 television appearance that he discusses in his interview:

John Clyman

John Clyman was a virtuoso trumpet player. He was principal trumpet in the L.A. Philharmonic, then went on to a long career as first trumpet in the 20th Century Fox studio orchestra. His sound can be heard in thousands of movies, and was one of the first to record the famed 20th Century Fox fanfare.

Bob Reeves first met John as one of his trumpet students. John Clyman was instrumental in fostering Bob’s talents and was the one that got Bob’s machining career of the ground. Bob and John were close friends the rest of John’s life.

Previous Episodes

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The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast: Episode #2; Bud Brisbois, Charley Davis

The Other Side of the Bell - A Trumpet PodcastWelcome to the show notes for Episode #2 of The Other Side Of The Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features Bob Reeves telling stories about famed trumpet player Bud Brisbois. Then, John Snell sits down for a trumpet talk with Hollywood studio musician, Charley Davis.

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Bud Brisbois – More than a high note trumpet player

This is a flyer from Bob's collection of Bud Brisbois and his band Butane.
This is a flyer from Bob Reeves’ collection of Bud Brisbois and his band Butane.

Bud Brisbois was a top call studio player in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Many know of him today because of his incredible upper register, but he was also an amazing musician.

Bob Reeves was fortunate to hear Bud on many occasions. He recounts the first time hearing Bud sit in with a big band at Dante’s jazz club in North Hollywood. Then meeting Bud at the 1972 Trumpet Guild conference that lead to Bud coming into Bob’s shop for work. Here are some photos of Bud’s mouthpiece that Bob mentions in the podcast.

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Bud Brisbois' original trumpet mouthpiece, made by Burt Herrick and altered by Dominic Calicchio.
Bud Brisbois’ original trumpet mouthpiece, made by Burt Herrick and altered by Dominic Calicchio.

Here are some links to more information on Bud Brisbois:

Trumpet Interview with Charley Davis

Charley Davis has been one of the top call studio players in Los Angeles for decades and developed the successful Charles Davis line of trumpet mutes.

Trumpet player Charley Davis warming up his Bach.
Trumpet player Charley Davis warming up his Bach.

In this interview, Charley shares his experiences growing up in a small town in Indiana, his time studying with Bill Adam at Indiana University, life on the road with Woody Herman and Buddy Rich, and then how he grew roots and settled in L.A.

Charley shares his insights into being a successful trumpet player and the sacrifices necessary. He also discusses he development of his successful trumpet mute line.

Here are three of the original prototypes of Charles Davis trumpet mute line (cup mute, harmon mute, and straight mute).
Here are three of the original prototypes of Charles Davis trumpet mute line (cup mute, harmon mute, and straight mute).

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We have set up a new call in line that you can use to leave us a recorded message that may be answered in an upcoming podcast. Just leave us a message at (661) 776-5537. This is a great way to cross promote your work if you have a web site as it will be announced on the air and we will link to your web site in the show notes.