Felix Mayerhofer in City of Fort Lauderdale - January, 1960

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, page 344:

Al came up with a new arrangement which required two more trombones. The tune was “Holiday For Strings,” by Leroy Anderson. I'd be playing the lead; Bobby and Al, the valve trombones; Red, the 4th part on baritone sax, and Nancy played the electric bass. I couldn’t believe how well our two new trombone players did. Bobby had played trumpet in the high school band, so he knew about brass. He had enough lip to play it once, possibly twice a night as a part of our main show. The quality arrangement was actually a showcase for me. As the lead player and only real trombonist, it featured…   more >>
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Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 344. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423587567795 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: City of Fort Lauderdale


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer

Listening to

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Holiday for Strings
written by Leroy Anderson
performed by Nancy Lee & The Bachelors

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1960
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:59:27 +0000