Hilarious Horn Happenstance

Posted by: Dave Douglas on November 6, 2009 @ 8:59 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Events

Sometimes on the road, the strangest meetings come about completely coincidentally. Yesterday on the train from Zurich to Milan, a mini trumpet conference.

Trumpeters Franco Ambrosetti, Dave Douglas, Chris Botti. Captured by the quick thinking Uri Caine. In the background, Tim Lefebvre, Matt Penman, and Clarence Penn share a laugh. Nice to catch up with Chris, who I hadn’t seen since we both auditioned for the house band (he got the gig) at the New York Playboy Club in 1986. Neither of us had met Franco, who is a great Swiss player. I also got to see Billy Kilson, Chris’ drummer, who was my roommate at Berklee.

Douglas band and Botti band merged for about four hours. Hilarity ensued.


  1. This is absolutely beautiful. It’s great to see some of my favorite musicians, pursuing their own musical interests, come together by accident and share the laughs that music, and getting the chance to explore the world, has afforded them. How exciting!

    Comment by Stefano — November 6, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

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  3. i imagine that this type of thing is getting rarer and rarer, where once it was quite common to meet other bands traversing the country/globe. Cheers.

    Comment by kenagy — November 10, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

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  5. I thought that looked like Lefevbre in the back. How fun.

    Comment by Cicily — November 29, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

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