Pip Eastop, Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

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Posts tagged “Andy Wood

Owen Slade, tuba.

Andy Wood, Owen Slade and Annie Bielby with the John Wilson Orchestra in Leeds Town Hall, December 2011

Andy Wood, Owen Slade and Annie Bielby with the John Wilson Orchestra in Leeds Town Hall, December 2011


The BBC Big Band

Extraordinary lead trumpet player, Mike Lovatt (third from the left), invited me to bring my son, Zak, along to a recording session of the BBC Big Band.

That’s Zak (he plays trumpet), behind the extraordinarily stellar trumpet section.

The stars are (from left to right):

Brian Rankin, Derek Taylor, Mike Lovatt and Martin Shaw (my jazz trumpet teacher!) .

Meanwhile, over on the left side of the room there are more superstars:

Trombones, from left to right: Liam Kirkman, Gordon Campbell, Andy Wood

Conductor (and superstar jazz trombonist): Mark Nightingale

Drums: Tom Gordon

Piano: Gwylm Simcock

Needless to say, this band sounded ridiculously good!

They say the recording will go out on BBC radio 2 on a Monday evening, sometime soon, at 9:00.


Accentuate The Positive

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(Photo by Martin Owen)

Here’s the excellent Andy Wood with me this afternoon at Angel Studios, Islington, London. Andy is normally a trombonist but here he is playing the baritone, a fine and noble instrument, sadly much maligned for its resemblance to an anorexic euphonium. 

We were adding a bit of brass band flavour to some music written by Adrian Sutton for an Npower advertising jingle.  

The appliance I am sporting is an Eb tenor horn. A wonderful hooter – It seldom cracks notes and it doesn’t keep filling up with water. I love it. Sadly, it is much maligned for it’s Hoffnung-esque tendency to self-caricature …and for sounding like a bronchitic goose.  
It gives an instant Wallace & Grommit feel to any jaunty, British-sounding melody. Also, it is an excellent jazz instrument. Please check out Django Bates.