Bernie Privin, the almost violently sounding trumpet soloist at Charlie Parker’s big band recording of What Is This Thing Called Love, could also play very smooth, and tasteful.

His jazz work was strongly influenced by Louis Armstrong; his tone, his embouchure seemed to be indestructible; surely, the man had chops!

— Wanna hear him & his Glenn-Miller-AAFB gates jam with Django Reinhardt?

No problem:

Playlist — Glenn Miller’s All Stars a.k.a. ‘Jazz Club Mystery Hot Band’

Personnel & date:

Bernie Privin (tp) Peanuts Hucko (ts) Django Reinhardt (g) Mel Powell (p) Josz Schulman (b) Ray McKinley (d) – Paris, January 25, 1945

— Wanna extend range, endurance & flexibility?

Try this:

P.S. — It can be assumed that Bernie will laugh his ass off up there when he would see us seriously try out, what he called his “daily warm-up” routine 🙂

Here’s Bernie in his own words.

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