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Found the Snake!!

Posted in Performance with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2011 by pogo56

Alright everyone,

If you haven’t seen this documentary on Wynton Marsalis that aired about 30 years ago, check it out!! I had been looking for this video for a while since I had first heard about it, but now it’s on Vimeo. You can agree or disagree with any or everything that Skain says in this video, but his talent (or lack thereof, as commented on by one of his former teachers in NO) and hard work are evident in his playing even at this young age. I think that it’s an interesting look back in time at an artist that’s made an impression on soooo many people throughout this world!!

Wynton Marsalis 1985 Profile: “Catching a Snake” from Wynton Marsalis on Vimeo.




Influence: Charles “Buddy” Bolden

Posted in Musical Influences with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2009 by pogo56

Just imagining the majesty of Buddy’s sound has inspired me to play with a fuller sound as often as I could, especially when the room and the situation calls for it. I’ve heard stories (some label as heresay) about Buddy having the ability to play the trumpet at such a volume that one could hear him playing across the Mississippi River as well as his improvisational prowess.