Last Sunday I heard Derek Smith, now in his 70s, play a slow melody most beautifully at a memorial service for Stanley Ditmer. Derek's hallmark sound and expression were still very much in evidence. (On a connected memorial CD just released, Derek can be heard playing tone solos written for him by Stan, who accompanies.) For those who don't know of Derek, in his ealier days he was principal cornet of the Rosehill Band, the Band of the Royal Horseguards, and the New York Staff Band. He's the father of Phil Smith, principal trumpet of the NY Philharmonic. I wonder if anyone else has recently heard a living legend?