Who are the cornet players with the nicest sound????

brassneck

Active Member
I've always liked Brian Taylor's sound! I've always maintained that he stepped down at Faireys far too early. When you place his solo recordings side by side as a compilation, he is a very polished performer.
 

Brian Bowen

Active Member
And you've heard every single cornet player in every single lower section band have you?

Dyl, go easy on Ian Perks -- don't take him so literally. When Berry Gordy stated that Michael Jackson was the finest entertainer ever (at Jackson's memorial service/concert), do you think he'd heard every entertainer in the world right from the beginning? Of course not!
 

dyl

Active Member
Dyl, go easy on Ian Perks -- don't take him so literally. When Berry Gordy stated that Michael Jackson was the finest entertainer ever (at Jackson's memorial service/concert), do you think he'd heard every entertainer in the world right from the beginning? Of course not!

No, but at least he knew what he was talking about! And I could understand him! ;)
 

MoominDave

Well-Known Member
Brian's got a point, Dyl, and I don't know if you're taking it or not... You do ride roughshod over [translation: mock] Ian regularly. He can open himself up to this by his style, but consistently taking the time to poke him in the eye for the 'sin' of being over-enthusiastic and a bit naive strikes me and has struck me for a while as being aggressive and a bit unpleasant, not qualities we want to see on this forum, much less in a moderator.

I think you do a good job in all other aspects here, but often find myself wincing when I see you respond unkindly to Ian.
 

flash harry

Member
I would have to say David Purkiss. I think he now plays with the International Staff Band.

He played for us (Thoresby) some years ago and he had such a lovely sound - everything just seemed to be right. Top player and nice bloke too.
 

dyl

Active Member
Brian's got a point, Dyl, and I don't know if you're taking it or not... You do ride roughshod over [translation: mock] Ian regularly.
Thanks Dave, but I'm sorry, if I see something I disagree with, I'll reply to it. Ian's 'outrageous' claim that started this off, here: http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showpost.php?p=683144&postcount=188 , is an example of such a case. Ok, maybe my last 2 posts in this thread were uncalled-for, and more to the point, off-topic, so I'll apologise for that.

not qualities we want to see on this forum, much less in a moderator.
Sure, point taken, but that won't be the case for much longer, as I've been waiting for some time now to be taken off the moderator list! Then I can, like all non-'staff', use the ignore function to stop me seeing the drivel posted by some, then removing the temptation for me to speak my mind! Of course, that works i nthe opposite direction - in that being a non-mod, others will be able to ignore me as well, so we can all be happy!! ;)

I think you do a good job in all other aspects here
Thanks.

but often find myself wincing when I see you respond unkindly to Ian.
Exactly the same feeling I get when having to read his posts!

Anyway, I'll stop there, as I'm no doubt making this worse, and taking us even more off-topic! Thanks for your comments, feel free to contact me via PM if you want to discuss this further! ;)
 

wittig

Member
Kirsty Abbotts gets my vote for the cornet player with the nicest sound, number one by quite some distance for me just now.
 

Di B

Member
Being a euph player I dont notice cornets often but I have to give credit to Kirsty too. Her sound makes you stop whatever you are doing and just listen.

As for lower sections... I would say Andy Allison of Carlton Brass has a lovely sound. Used to play at NCT with him and he has a clear sweet sound. An underestimated player in my opinion.
 
Emma Lundberg. Plays for Leyburn I think and helps out Ripon City. Had the pleasure of sitting next to her for this years areas. Beautiful sound.
 

Brian Bowen

Active Member
Most certainly Philip Cobb (the man of the moment). For an example, listen to his CD Life Abundant (with Cory Band) and in particular "Healing Waters" (Downie). Effortless note production, fine tone and vibrato to suit the music, beautiful control throughout the register and complete artistry.

I also very much like the sound his grandfather, Roland Cobb, produced on the cornet, but that's a few years ago.
 

Aidan

Active Member
Then I can, like all non-'staff', use the ignore function to stop me seeing the drivel posted by some
Don't do that!! Then you'll have reduced your tmp to about 5% of what it was and probably not log on at all.. I only come on here to catch up with the latest drivel..
 

Masterblaster jnr

Active Member
James Fountain - GUS. Absolutely stunning sound. Not even the finished article yet but his sound and tone is just world class already.

Kirsty's got a world class sound as well with us, but to be honest i think that's pretty common knowledge so i'm surprised she hasn't been mentioned as much as i would expected.
 
James Fountain - GUS. Absolutely stunning sound. Not even the finished article yet but his sound and tone is just world class already.

Kirsty's got a world class sound as well with us, but to be honest i think that's pretty common knowledge so i'm surprised she hasn't been mentioned as much as i would expected.

Agreed on both counts.

James' sound is like glass. That seems a stupid was to describe it, I know, but it's the best I can do. It's so pure and classy, I'm very, very jealous.
 
Also as a youngster one man who really impressed and inspired me was John (Jackie) Spowart of Bo'Ness SA - a no-fuss, no theatrics, pure and musical player who played purely for SA purposes week in, week out. There are no doubt countless more like him out there - not "big names" but folks who others appreciate and are inspired by to play.

Played with Jackie couple of weeks ago at a meeting with Bo'ness SA Band. He is still a fine player. totally unassuming, and a very special talent in his day. Lovely man
 

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