Felix Mayerhofer in University of Virginia - February, 1950

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, page 72:

My first reaction to Sonny’s trumpet playing was negative. I didn’t care for his sound and what I considered a nanny goat vibrato. How wrong I was! After a couple of nights, I realized he was a fine player and was amazed with his creative ideas. He’d switch from trumpet to trombone with ease and after awhile I loved to hear him play both horns.
cite as

Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 72. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1417795922918 accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: University of Virginia


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer

Listening to

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jazz trumpet
written by Miles Davis
performed by Sonny Dunham

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:12:03 +0000