After chatting and catching up with a few friends at Glenrothes on Sunday, talking about the old times oops: ... age catches up sometimes) got me thinking about the players who evolved playing styles that can be considered modern. First obvious choice for me was David Moore on euphonium. His playing style and sound with Grimethorpe and the JSVB would still sound in place today with our top bands. Cornet playing was a little more difficult. I plumped for Jim Shepherd, because his style of playing was so radically different to his peers. However, I am struggling to fit names to other instruments. Any help here? Derek Jackson for BBb Bass? Horn playing brought forward by Gordon Higginbottom (or was there someone later)??