Irving Bush was this outstanding trumpet player.
I met him when studying with James Stamp.
Jimmy had me playing his mouthpieces when I was young.
I actually don’t remember if he was a student of Jimmy or simply an associate.
But I do remember playing a duet with him, at one of my lessons, and Jimmy played the piano.
I was so young at the time, probably 17, that I didn’t even know who he was.
You learn a lot from such musical interaction.
He actually had a really great mouthpiece.
He was always kind and instructive to me, at a very young age.
I always appreciated that.
My heart goes out to his family, friends and students.