Echoes in our heart and footprints in the sand
Staccato and tremolo of Tijuana brass
Morecambe Superdome with Don Lusher, a silver black Scirocco
Alan Tomlinson Conductor and lead of our bluesy big-time band
Children of Sanchez, superb shrill of trumpet solo
Transcendental glory in times gone by.
Alison Jean Hankinson
This was my treasure for the poetics challenge. I wish I could let you hear Alan Tomlinson playing Children of Sanchez…. mind you to hear him play anything was a gift. His repertoire and range were exceptional and his passion for music and desire to pass it on to anyone especially young people were equally as exceptional. I played with the LCBB from about 1981-1985….
It was the most magical period of my young existence. As a young trombonist and big band member it was the pinnacle and zenith of my life and career. We played at the Morecambe Superdrome and supported Don Lusher…Stardust was his melody… and I had made it. This was the moment of exaltation when you know that it just doesn’t get any better and Alan Tomlinson hit that note in Children of Sanchez and you know this is the moment in life that you were born to notice. Transcendental Glory at Morecambe Superdrome.
Prose poem at the bar….all at once….it was a complex week… my memento..
Web about Alan Tomlinson…
For both poetics and prose at the bar…