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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    John, this is a late reply but as I understand it the Flugelhorn was mainly a Jazz and Brass Band instrument, I can't recall the musician but someone made a name for themselves in the 50s on this instrument. as for Bag Pipes heaven save us from that cacophony I do recall in one of the 'Last night of the proms' the pipes were played and copious amounts of Whisky were passed around the orchestra I think the piece was called 'An Orkney Wedding' I may have got that wrong. but please leave the pipes to the Scots and the Sheep and Cattle.
    Just found this thread and was reading through the posts when I found this one. An Orkney Wedding and Sunrise is a classical composition for orchestra, Bagpipe and Violin by Sr Peter Maxwell Davies who is Master of the Queen's Music.
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    I've been listening to my new Cd by Art Farmer where he is usually playing flugel horn, and am surprise at how close to a trumpet it sounds.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=H2L02iYl3mQ

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    I suppose to the uninitited like me there re similarities between the instruments. I would not be able to tell the diference with my eyes closed. Its a sweet sound he produces whatever it is.

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    It is after all just a big trumpet
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    How about a very small Pocket Trumpet as played by Don Cherry. Thinner tone I would say but sometimes sounds just like a normal trumpet.

    Then there is the jazz trombonist Steve Turre who quite impressive playing Conch Shells (large sea shells) He is worth checking out on You Tube. I am sorry but being new here I haven't mastered the art of transferring video clips!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu View Post
    How about a very small Pocket Trumpet as played by Don Cherry. Thinner tone I would say but sometimes sounds just like a normal trumpet.

    Then there is the jazz trombonist Steve Turre who quite impressive playing Conch Shells (large sea shells) He is worth checking out on You Tube. I am sorry but being new here I haven't mastered the art of transferring video clips!!!!
    Absolutely stu

    If an instrument is played well it can be hard to tell which instrument it is [by this I mean brass to brass wind to wind string to string] I heard Garry Carr ( Double Bass) playing on steam radio (without knowing at the time who it was) and I thought it was a Cello in the low register, the same applies to Brass, a Trombone in high register can sound very like a trumpet in low register. regarding video clips just check out FAQ when you have a bit of spare time. Regards Colin
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    Hi Stu,
    On youtube, locate the clip you want to display on a forum post, right click on the clip then click on the top instruction ""Copy video URL".
    Transfer back to the post and right click, followed by "paste".
    And hey presto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNXeP...yer_detailpage

    Cheers John

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    Wow! Thanks John and JHC! It worked, (I hope!!) I went and did it!

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    Even better when you use the "insert Video" icon and get this

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    Yes Mike a much better way and just as easy.
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    @ DorsetMike, That's a really great clip of an excellent performance by both Hancock and Cherry! The Esbjorn Svensson Trio also do an excellent cover of this tune as well; of course, Monk himself doing the original version isn't too shabby either!
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    An unusual combination featuring Sam Pilafian of the Canadian Brass on Tuba and Gabe Hall-Rodrigues on Accordion with Sweet Georgia Brown.

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    Not bad at all GB, I also had a look at Funkafried that was amazing. Thanks
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    Interesting, but certainly not my favourite version.

    teddy

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