The first time Dr. Minyard ran, in 1969, he lost to the incumbent. But four years later, he and a slate of other candidates viewed as reformers – including Harry Connick Sr., the “Singing D.A.” – were swept into office. Another of those candidates, Edwin Lombard, now a state appeals court judge, recalled his befuddlement the first time he saw Dr. Minyard campaign: “I said, ‘This guy’s a nut.’ He’s walking through the audience blowing the trumpet – off-key, too.” […] However inexpert his playing, Dr. Minyard became devoted to jazz, and soon he was sitting in with the venerated Olympia Brass Band and hiring musicians as morgue assistants to help them make ends meet.
- Another distinguished amateur trombonist
I’ve been on planet Mars, writing some arrangements and checking out the deeper side of big band theory, so I’ve only
- Death by bagpipes
Bull-fighting, Galician style.
“I’d never f**king heard ‘Y Viva Espana’,” says Geraint Watkins.
- Good judges
I’ve always wondered where Spanish judges, particularly local ones, find justification for their habit of ignoring judicial precedent and ruling whatever
- Clowning trombonists
The Italians sem to take a more practical attitude to the trombone than do the Spanish: “Rossini’s father played trombone in