On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • Piano Trio No. 1: 3rd mvt 8:54 Felix Mendelssohn
    Claremont Trio
    Buy Now
  • Ruslan and Ludmila: Overture 8:48 Mikhail Glinka
    Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
    Andre Previn
    Buy Now
Playlist
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Blog Archive

May 2011
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        


Master Archive

Contact Us

Purchase the Music

  • Buy the music you've heard on-air! Your purchase helps support our classical service.
    ArkivMusic

Services

Classical Notes

David Mason & Snookie Young: Playing Taps for two Trumpeters

Posted at 4:12 PM on May 12, 2011 by John Birge

Playing taps for two trumpeters:

Jazz trumpeter "Snooky" Young died yesterday, age 92.
He played with the great big bands: Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, and for 25 years with Johnny Carson's Tonight Show band.

The man who played trumpet in the Beatle's song Penny Lane died last week. David Mason was 84, leukaemia the cause.
Mason was principal trumpet in the Royal Philharmonic, among other London orchestras, and professor at the Royal College of Music.
Paul McCartney spotted Mason playing his trumpet on TV, and the rest is history. Here's David Mason telling the story of his iconic Penny Lane trumpet solo:

And, for the real Beatles and trumpet geeks, here's the long-form version with all the juicy back-story: