Video of the Day: “Penny Lane”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hIV7jwLXt8

The solo begins at 1.09

I’ve been thinking about great instrumental breaks the last couple of days, and one of the greatest and most recognizable is David Mason’s piccolo trumpet solo in the Beatles’ “Penny Lane.” Mason died on April 29th at the age of 85. Obituary here.

See also Frye’s comments on popular music as a form of “musical drama” in the post below.

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