What?

…initially working with his brother Paride. The latter, however, died on stage in 1956 while playing the trombone…

But…what?

How do you die while playing the trombone. On stage?

16 thoughts on “What?”

  1. Well, and I hate to say it, cos it’s fairly obvious, he swallowed it and when they tried to pull it out, they only got the slide…

  2. Have you played a brass instrument, Tim? It feels like your head’s going to pop off if you’re playing at full bore.

  3. I played trumpet to the extent of passing Grade VI and failing VIII. So, yes, I know what it’s like, and no, that’s not the way to do it. Control of the diaphragm is….

  4. > I played trumpet to the
    > extent of passing Grade VI
    > and failing VIII

    and yet, you don’t have that unfortunate dimple on your lip that 99 percent of brass players have, how’d you avoid that?

  5. You might as well ask how come comedians sometimes die on stage while telling jokes or falling over…. Cf the curious cases of Tommy Cooper and Charlie Drake. Heart attacks don’t always wait until you’re tucked up in bed.

  6. ‘Control of the diaphragm is….’

    My turn to be pedantic: one can’t control the diaphragm, as there is no somatic nerve in that organ, and in any case during exhalation it’s not even active. You were probably taught by someone who didn’t know the mechanics of brass playing, which is usually the case and incidentally is also what’s wrong with the traditional ‘conservatoire’ system of training (think great, naturally gifted players but lousy teachers.

    Trombone players are the single-celled organisms of the brass world, and this guy was probably killed by the 1st trumpet for playing too loud or generally being a twat.

  7. That’s what it means, Tim, when your hear that someone died due to blunt instrument trauma.

  8. > Trombone players are the single-celled
    > organisms of the brass world

    what’s the difference twixt a dead frog in the road and a dead ‘bone player in the road?

    the frog was going to a gig

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