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Contrabass trumpet/Don Butterfield.

Postby pjv » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:56 pm

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Re: Contrabass trumpet/Don Butterfield.

Postby roweenie » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:56 pm

That is absolutely vintage Don Butterfield - thank you for sharing it!

I studied with him for 3 years, but it's amazing how much about him I simply didn't know; and at that, I thought he was one of the most interesting people I'd ever met.....
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Re: Contrabass trumpet/Don Butterfield.

Postby Bob Kolada » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:55 pm

Don comes on at 1:50, the horn comes on at about 6 minutes.
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Re: Contrabass trumpet/Don Butterfield.

Postby Stryk » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:43 pm

What a great clip - thanks!
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Re: Contrabass trumpet/Don Butterfield.

Postby KiltieTuba » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:00 pm

Where is the instrument now, that's the real question!
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Re: Contrabass trumpet/Don Butterfield.

Postby Uncle Markie » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:43 pm

That horn is in a museum somewhere. I don't think Don actually ever owned it; Don was very good at self-promotion, and turned up on this show several times - alphorn, contrabass trombone, etc. I borrowed the contrabass trombone once from him - it was awful, but I picked up a gig because of it! Even on this musical oddity Don still sounds like Don!
Garry Moore was a fan of musicians; I believe you can hear Pee Wee Erwin (another one of my mentors) playing with the studio band backing up Don on trumpet.

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