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Louis Fasman

Louis Fasman

Louis Fasman had the unenviable job of playing saxophone lines up above the staff, which is what Joe's lead trumpet lines often resembled. An alumnus of Maynard Ferguson's band, Louis is accurate even when playing up where the air is a little thinner. I couldn't play some of his notes with a dog whistle. (Hey, maybe that explains all the stray pups scratching at the stage door...) He was arguably the best dressed guy in the trumpet section which, if you know many trumpeters, really isn't saying a whole lot.