Pip Eastop, Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

“Thank you for your patience…”

...coming soon...

...coming soon...

If you go to the new “Give It One” website you’ll be thanked for your patience while the site is being built.

In that respect it’s a bit like this one (so, er, thank you for your patience). 

I’ll be writing more about Give It One in due course but it’s something we (me and lots of my hornplaying colleagues) have been waiting for, patiently, for AGES!

What is Give It One?  
During the last few days of 2007 a large body of hornplayers met in Air Studio, Hampstead, London, to work on a new album:


According to its website, the album…

“…will be released during October 2008, as a companion to “The London Horn Sound“. Sixteen of London’s finest horn players have come together to form the world’s first French Horn Big Band, in collaboration with Britain’s leading young jazz pianist (and sometime horn player) Gwilym Simcock.”

It’s been a very, very long wait! I can’t wait to see it and hear it. What I can tell you is that without a doubt it’s going to be an absolutely AWESOME CD! The new pieces and arrangements are magnificent, the sound is stunning, and Gwilym Simcock is wonderful. I can’t say much about the actual hornplaying because quite a lot of it is me… but aside from my own contribution I can tell you it’s pretty impressive stuff.

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