hearing/seeing a great player

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Posted by Mark F. on January 29, 2001 at 01:33:59:

Does anybody want to share a tale about hearing or seeing a great tuba player, and that experience changing their lives? I have two, with the second one being minor.

1. Seeing Roger Bobo live on the tonight show when I was a beginning tubist. Boy, did that change my perspective on what a tuba could play. I wanted to practice hard enough to be able to play the Morning Song.

2. Hearing my local classical radio station play "lucern song" by the PJBE. I was asleep when the song began, but I was wide awake, jaw hanging when I heard Fletcher play the end of that cadenza. Ever since then, I always play that song every time I pick up an Eb tuba, it just feels right.

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