As I mentioned, sitting next to Bryan on different kinds of Big Band gigs really inspired me to try JM model. I tried his horn briefly a couple of times and decided to get same model as well. About two years ago, in summer of 2017 I got in touch with Michael Schiller through my friend Andrey Lobanov (Russian trumpet player who lives in Germany and plays actually same JM horn) and soon got the horn by mail in NY.
What can I say? I felt that I take a little risk ordering horn that I didn’t have a chance to test. But as I received it, it didnt take me long to realize how much I like it. My model is James Morrison ML in raw brass. So well made with great quality that totally works for me.
This instrument works in combination with deep mouthpiece as well. I use AR Resonance custom made MLB 40 – 6.
I play mostly Jazz but I consider it is perfect instrument for any kind of orchestral work, and solo as well. Great projection, Intonation and great valves action.
Vitaly Golovnev (Russia, Trumpet player, Composer, Educator)
Currently Vitaly performing and teaching private
around New York area