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The Other Side of the Bell #52 — Pete Olstad

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #52 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features trumpeter Pete Olstad.

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Frank van der Poel — The Other Side of the Bell: Episode #41

Episode #41 — Frank van der Poel

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #41 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features Frank van der Poel, former solo trumpet with the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy and author of “Less is More.”

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The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast; Episode #18: Wayne Bergeron

Episode #18 – Wayne Bergeron

Wayne Bergeron Podcast Logo Welcome to the show notes for Episode #18 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features one of LA’s top session musicians and Yamaha Performing Artist, Wayne Bergeron. Wayne shares also sorts of great trumpet and career advice, as well as some classic stories from his career.

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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.

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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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The Other Side Of The Bell – A Trumpet Podcast: Episode #1

The Other Side of the Bell - A Trumpet Podcast

Welcome to the show notes for Episode #1 of The Other Side Of The Bell. In this episode we interview Australian trumpet player Paul Panichi, Bob Reeves shares some great stories on Hollywood legend John Audino, and John Snell gives you 9 Tips to help out your trumpet playing in 2013.

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An Interview with Paul Panichi

Australian trumpet player Paul Panichi.
Australian trumpet player Paul Panichi. Image courtesy of paulpanichi.com.au

Here are some of Paul Panichi’s impressive credits from his website (www.paulpanichi.com.au):

Paul Panichi is one of Australia’s top Lead trumpet players and over the past thirty years has played for major Television shows like Australian Idol and the Music Max Session featuring Michael Buble. He has extensive theatre and recording credits and has also recorded on the soundtracks for major films such as Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge and Australia.

Paul has a CV boasting concerts and tours with some of the world’s biggest artists including Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Liza Minneli, Sammy Davis Junior, Michael Buble, Shirley Bassey, Al Jarreau and Peter Allen along with Asian artists Joey Yung, Khalil Fong, Jenny Tseng, George Lam, Rubber Band and Chris Wong.

Since 2004 Paul has divided his time working between Sydney and Hong Kong and as a result has performed and toured with some of the biggest artists in Asia culminating in the 2007 world tour of Hong Kong Superstar Jacky Cheung.

Paul talks about how he got his career started and how it has evolved with the music industry through the years. He also shares some valuable insights about both trumpet playing and the music business. It was a real pleasure to get to sit down and talk with Paul about his trumpet experiences.

Image courtesy of FrameAngel / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of FrameAngel / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Recap of the 9 Tips:

1. Restarts are Okay!

2. Back to Fundamentals.

3. Clean Your Trumpet & Mouthpiece.

4. Have Fun!

5. Take a Lesson.

6. Get Together With Others.

7. Set Goals.

8. Listen, listen, listen!

9. Perform!

Special Thanks

A big thanks to Howie Shear for letting us use his tune “A Room With A View” from his album Bopliography as our intro music. Thanks also to Phil Jordan for his wonderful logo artwork. Finally, a special thanks to Preston at Shepard Creative Soundlabs for making our podcast sound so good!

We Want To Hear From You

What tips to do you have to share to other trumpet players to help take their playing to the next level in 2013? Please leave your tips in the comments section below!