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    James Morrison - multi-instrumental jazz musician

    I stumbled on this video of Australian Jazz artist, James Morrison, play testing unusual instruments. A double bell euphonium is one of them—not unusual for us. A multi-bell trumpet, double bell trumpet (with piccolo bell), and an ophicleide (awful-clyde?). Bass trombone with tiller, and piccolo trombone... or is it a slide trumpet?

    Jame Morrison, jazz musician:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0uuus2cXzRY


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    Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    I stumbled on this video of Australian Jazz artist, James Morrison, play testing unusual instruments. A double bell euphonium is one of them—not unusual for us. A multi-bell trumpet, double bell trumpet (with piccolo bell), and an ophicleide (awful-clyde?). Bass trombone with tiller, and piccolo trombone... or is it a slide trumpet?

    Jame Morrison, jazz musician:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0uuus2cXzRY


    He's an astonishing musician. He recorded a big band chart where he played all the instruments except drums, and then did a video showing him in each chair. At one point he's playing a trumpet solo while the other images of him are nodding and smiling in appreciation - almost like he's cheering himself on.

    His range on trumpet is stellar. He helped design a variation on the Superbone that uses rotary valves played by the left hand, and a rotary valve trumpet that retains the sound of a piston trumpet (a rotary valve trumpet lead pipe feeds the first valve, and a piston valve trumpet lead pipe feeds the third valve, and it makes a difference in tone).
    http://www.jamesmorrison.com/schagerl/
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