Friday, February 04, 2005

Circular Radio


I'm a Maynard Ferguson fan. As a kid, I was dumbstruck by his ability to hold a note for long stretches. The trick, according to my music teacher, was circular breathing, a technique for cycling air into the mouth while blowing into the trumpet (or any instrument.)

Now I can relive the satisfaction of hearing a trumpet note forever, thanks to this radio station, featuring Ferguson, people who have played in his band, or bumped elbows with him, or lifted a trumpet.