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Penny Lane...and David Mason
« on: June 10, 2014, 09:00:16 PM »

04 - The Beatles - Penny Lane (Take 9) (RM8)



Paul wasn't very happy with the cor anglais instrumental solo.  The cor anglais is a bit like an oboe but longer and with a pear-shaped bell giving it a more covered timber.  Paul was watching a television broadcast of Bach's Second Brandenburg Concerto and heard David Mason's piccolo trumpet.  So Paul and George Martin called him in to help with the song's backing instrumental...


Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpeter



David Mason Penny Lane Trumpeter





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Re: Penny Lane...and David Mason
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 09:01:41 PM »

David Mason was paid 27 pounds 10 shillings for his work.  The result is one of the finest instrumental solos in rock history...


The Beatles - Penny Lane - 45 RPM - Promotional Copy WITH TRUMPET ENDING



The Beatles - Penny Lane [HD] (Official Video Promo)

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Re: Penny Lane...and David Mason
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 12:31:23 AM »

I just got lost for an hour and half watching the Paul in the White House for the Gerschwin Prize show from 2010.  Found the link off youtube once I followed one of the links above. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 02:15:32 AM »

Yeah, I know what you mean blmeanie.  That happens to me too.   ;D


Here's Penny Lane performed by Rockola in January 2013 with piccolo trumpet solo by 13 year old Jason Mandich ...


Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet solo by Jason Mandich Douglas, age 13.



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