“Reflections”- the perfect Wedding Processional

Music composition is a wonderful art form in that a composer starts with only a thought and eventually completes that thought with musical elements. The composer begins with nothing and as the piece evolves, its direction and growth seems to change not by the ability of the composer but more from the guidance from the piece itself. Just as a new born begins to develop through guidance from its parent, so does a musical composition grow to fruition through help from its composer. The composer’s only responsibility is record this evolution in musical term. Each time I complete a new…

What is a Flugel Horn and Do I need to own one?

The flugelhorn, also spelled fluegelhorn, flugel horn or flugelhorn has a long history in European countries but is relatively new to ours. Its popularity in the states probably dates back to the fifties through the use of such well known names in jazz as Shorty Rogers, Kenny Baker, Clark Terry, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Nat Adderley and Art Farmer. The purpose of the flugel was to give the player an alternative to the edgy, powerful trumpet sound. During the Bebop period (1945-1960) the trumpet was king, but when cool jazz started to gain a following in…