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Severinsen at 90

Postby bloke » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:10 pm

Doesn't sound quite like Severinsen at 50, but sounds better than 99% of everyone else at anything.

https://www.facebook.com/lisa.hittle/posts/816631757761

or...if no fb account: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Severinsen+at+90
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby Mark Finley » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:13 pm

bloke wrote:Doesn't sound quite like Severinsen at 50, but sounds better than 99% of everyone else at anything.

https://www.facebook.com/lisa.hittle/posts/816631757761

or...if no fb account: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Severinsen+at+90


I saw this live. Great experience!

When doc entered the room, it was like one of the Beatles was there. The place went nuts


https://youtu.be/5rVswTDRYTw" target="_blank
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby bisontuba » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:20 pm

Doc is one of the all time greats. But he works his *** off. He is a practicing machine, and is always experimenting with different mthpces, equipment, etc.
A true legend.
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby Stryk » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:22 pm

A friend did a show with him in the last couple months - said he was still incredible.
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby Casca Grossa » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:52 pm

It's the silver plated trumpet
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby bloke » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:59 pm

Casca Grossa wrote:It's the silver plated trumpet


' too bad they haven't caught on...
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby The Big Ben » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:09 pm

Mark Finley wrote:
https://youtu.be/5rVswTDRYTw"


This was a benefit for a cancer patient. There are a few performances by other artists at this show. They are listed in the sidebar.

North Texas State College band backing him up. They look and sound good.
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby Mark Finley » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:06 pm

The Big Ben wrote:
Mark Finley wrote:
https://youtu.be/5rVswTDRYTw" target="_blank"


This was a benefit for a cancer patient. There are a few performances by other artists at this show. They are listed in the sidebar.

North Texas State College band backing him up. They look and sound good.



Look up wycliffe Gordon. He blew the roof off the place.
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby toobagrowl » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:25 pm

Doc is still amazing! The first trumpet in my quintet is a huge Doc Severinsen fan.
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby nworbekim » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:26 am

Doc is one of my favorites... Doc and his band played a concert at the University I attended and PHI MU ALPHA sponsored a reception afterwards. As lowly pledge I was allowed to attend. Doc, and the entire band, was extremely nice and respectful of us poorly students. They made us feel like we'd known them for years. Some others that we hosted for, not so much...
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby GC » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:53 am

Doc was always a class act. In the mid-'70's, his traveling band was scheduled to do a show at the old Atlanta Civic Center. The weather was terrible; sleet, freezing weather, lousy road conditions. I and two college friends had tickets. Being young and stupid, we made the 70-mile trip anyway.

There were seven people in the audience. Seven. The three of us were almost half of the attendees. Doc and his band could have canceled and refunded our money, but they did a full length show for an almost non-existent audience, and even did two encores. THAT is the definition of total professionalism and true class.
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby The Big Ben » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:19 pm

Dan Oberloh tells a story of when Doc was in Seattle for some shows and needed to have some repairs done and order some other repairs. Doc arrives at Dan's old shop in Des Moines (south of Seattle) in a black town car and comes in with the horns to be worked on. Dan started on the one Doc needed right away and expected him to leave and get something to eat, whatever. Doc followed Dan to the back room, sat down on one of the spare stools and watched Dan work. They thoroughly discussed the design of a new kitchen Doc was having built in his house. Gotta get away from that music sometimes, ya know.
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby jacojdm » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:09 pm

The Big Ben wrote:
Mark Finley wrote:
https://youtu.be/5rVswTDRYTw" target="_blank" target="_blank"


This was a benefit for a cancer patient. There are a few performances by other artists at this show. They are listed in the sidebar.

North Texas State College band backing him up. They look and sound good.


The "cancer patient" is Ryan Anthony of the Dallas Symphony, and, formerly, The Canadian Brass.

Ryan's Cancer Blows concerts, under the auspices of The Ryan Anthony Foundation, have raised significant sums to help fight multiple myeloma and other blood cancers. I attended the concert in 2016, when it was held here in Cleveland at Severance Hall, and it was a really fun, and worthwhile event with some great players.
http://www.cancerblows.com" target="_blank

I had the great fortune to spend some time with Doc in November. He performed with the Dayton Philharmonic, gave a masterclass at the University of Dayton, and then did an appearance at our store in suburban Columbus, Ohio. I found him to be very generous with this time and knowledge to players of all ages.
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby MaryAnn » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:33 am

I wish he would write an autobiography....
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Re: Severinsen at 90

Postby dwerden » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:29 pm

He IS amazing! Here is a recording from 1945, with the Ted Fio Rito band. Doc was 17 at the time and already starting to develop his sound. 72 years ago. That's a pretty darned long run of professional playing...so far!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK1gvTNj3eo"%20%20target="_blank
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