TBJ84: Mark Gould
TBJ84: Brass legend Mark Gould boldly goes where no other guests have gone before!
Mark Gould, the former Principal trumpet of The Met, the mastermind behind Pink Baby Monster and author of the hilarious new book, "Orchestra Confidential" joins Andrew & Lance in an episode filled with laughs, stories and swear words. Like, a lot of swear words.
WARNING: As mentioned in the above description, this interview is more "adult" than our usual fare. If you are sensitive to this sort of thing, maybe sit this one out. You've been warned.
In this fun and lively conversation, we cover:
- The first time Gould conducted The Boston Brass Kenton Christmas Carol show
- How his new book "Orchestra Confidential" came to be
- Pink Baby Monster, Elixirs and the Banff stories
- Reagan masks and inflatables in the "Desert Jews" show at ITG
- Pink Baby Monster's origin on 9/9/01, starting as a song and growing into a group after 9/11
- Making a hip-hop record w/Brian McWhorter
- Pink Baby Monster being covered in the Daily News
- How he got banned from ITG
- What a Conductor Can’t Say
- Snobbery in jazz music
- Training young musicians
- Project-based training with a deadline
- What he would do if starting out today
- Collaboration wish list (David Lynch)
- Harry Watters
- PBM, “Conducting the National Brass Ensemble Album” video
- Heavy valve caps make all the difference
- Q: How high can you play? A: Exactly
- Playing with Jim Pandolfi in The Met
Mark's new book, Orchestra Confidential
Want to help the show? Here are some ways:
- Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes.
- Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Help us pay the bills (and get regular bonus episodes!) by becoming a Patreon patron.
- Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.)
- Tell your friends!
Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.