Interview with Scott Laskey - Brass Chats
So, in December of 2017 we went on an epic adventure and filmed 10 episodes of Brass Chats around the country. Among these was Scott Laskey, who we caught up with at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.
After the trip we had some planning to do, including the order in which these Brass Chats should be released. We based our decisions on a few criteria, and ended up deciding (back in December) to release Scott's chat in September, 2018.
If you're here, you probably know by now: Scott passed away about a month ago. He will be dearly missed by the trumpet, brass, and music communities. We very much regret that he never got to see this Brass Chat, which is absolutely fantastic and will be appreciated and combed over for many years because of the wide array of topics he covers, and the wisdom he brought to the table.
In a first for Brass Chats, we have decided to release this Chat unedited. We don't want you to miss out on any part of this interview, which was among his last. It runs for about one hour and fifteen minutes, and as you'll see, could have gone muuuuch longer if time had permitted. If you need more motivation to watch, the following phrase might help: "Bud Herseth's mouthpiece."
There will be no coupon code this month. Don't buy Monster Oil... Instead:
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your best Scott story. This is something his family has set up, and we can't wait to see the final product, so don't delay.
2. Grab your favorite Laskey mouthpiece and play as loud as you're able for as long as possible in your next practice session.
We will miss you, Scott! Thanks for everything you did for the trumpet world, and thanks for hanging out with us.