This is an excellent example of the vast technical and musical abilities of Severinsen.

Doc Severinsen has the unique ability to sound great in the middle register of the horn, yet still play these blistering high Gs and above. In Rhapsody for Now he ends on a Double HIgh Eb, but everything you hear him play before that is amazingly mellow. Doc gave a workshop where he said he really wasn't into high notes, and you can believe him since that isn't his focus, it has always been music. The other thing admired about Doc, was he continued to improve in his 50s. When you think about it, he had a great long-term gig on the Tonight Show and could have continued conducting and not worked so hard on the trumpet, but he never phoned it in, in all the performances on the old Tonight Show with Carson. We are truly blessed he is still out there in his 90s playing for people and inspiring a new generation of trumpet players.

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