Blowing My Own Trumpet
As well as being one of Australia's best known and best loved jazz musicians, James Morrison is a great storyteller. James has packed about three lifetimes' worth into 43 years and this is an action packed ride through the highlights.
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actually anyway arrived asked audience Australia B.B. King bass beach big band boat Cab Calloway called Chris club concert couple course dance decided dinghy Dizzy Gillespie Don Burrows door drink drive East Berlin East Germany face feeling felt flying going hand happened head heard instrument James Dibble James Morrison Jever John kids knew Lalo later live looked mate mean metres minutes Morrison moved needed never nice night okay piano Pittwater play players problem pulled Ray Brown Ray Charles realized rehearsal Roger Roger Woodward rope sailing seemed side sitting smiled solo someone sound stage started stay stop stuff swim Sydney talking tell there's thing thought toilet told Tommy took tour trombone trumpet turned Urbie Green waiting walked wanted wave What's worried wrong
Page 76 - I passed out. I don't know how long I was out, but when I woke up, he was still there.
Page 268 - How many trumpeters does it take to change a light bulb? A. Four — one to change it and three to stand around saying, 7 could have done it higher.
Page 11 - You wouldn't worry so much about what people thought of you, if you realized how seldom they do. Rather than writing in the accepted chronological fashion that dooms many biographies to pages of Tiller...
Page 85 - ... it could only be a matter of time before she started to break up.
Page 16 - I learned a lesson that day that would stay with me for the rest of my life.
Page 115 - If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere!
Page 128 - Now I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, but...