Happy Halloween !!!!!!!
My favorite rendition is by Lee Morgan which he plays the melody unmuted then just wails on the solo.
Also, I've seen it listed both ways but for some reason thought that I had read that the original song title as being "Night in Tunisia" as opposed to the more time specific "A Night in Tunisia". Any insight?
I'm not sure if it would be considered an "off-brand" but I believe that Carol Brass offers a lot of bang for the buck. Also, anything sold under the brand of trusted sellers on this forum ACB (Trent) or Jaeger Trumpets (Ivan) though not "major" brands would be good players (because they would not let anything leave their shop that was not) at a fair value........
In 5th grade, the Music Director for our middle school music program came to our school to recruit for next years band. He had taught my brother before me and we still had the old Olds Ambassador at the house, so it was an easy choice.
He was a great guy and a big influence in my playing. I later learned that he had played trombone with many of the Big Band greats from Artie Shaw's Navy band during the war in the Pacific (with Gozzo and others), to Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey during their "Stage Show" TV program in the 50s (which featured on one program Elvis Presley's TV debut). Good times and learned a lot.
Adding to the discussion:
Hand vibrato or embouchure vibrato?
I've always used a hand vibrato probably as a result of my first teacher who was a big band trombone player and taught me hand vibrato technique when I first started playing.
@Niner That looks like a wonderful day, grilling with family.
Just an aside, I recently bought an "Inkbird IBT-4XS" grilling thermometer off of Amazon which has solved any overcook/undercook issues I may have had. Monitors up to 4 meats simultaneously and can link to a smart phone...........I'm not a paid endorser, I just think it was a really cool purchase for someone who likes to grill......
I have always considered "best valves" those that you would be hard pressed to make hang on the return, even with slightly imperfect technique (depressed at a slight angle perhaps) and that are not temperamental as to which brand of oil works well with them.
I think that most professional level modern trumpets that I have played meet these criteria as well as many professional vintage horns.
One of my favorite vintage trumpets is a '39 Conn 12B Coprion that I found in original condition with about 95% lacquer. Great player and love the look of copper.
Conn has made some great trumpets and cornets and you can still find some beautiful ones out there for a reasonable price.
Enjoy your Vintage One !! Great horn from a great trusted seller !!