Arturo Sandoval Plays a Wild Thing™ the First Time

Gene Zika Cartoon Gallery

Here is a gallery of some of my favorite Zika cartoons. Click on any image to see the whole cartoon. Enjoy!

Flip Oakes Playing Wild Thing™ Trumpet Live

Enjoy Flip playing his Wild Thing™ horns live.

Great Tuning Slide Grease

… That you can make yourself A good tuning grease for non-moving slides such as tuning slides and 2nd. valve slides is anhydrous lanolin, you’ll be able to find it at a Pharmacy located in the ‘Baby’ department. You can … Continue reading

Give It One by Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra

Just Friends Give It One Bridge over Troubles Waters Coconut Champaign Fan it Janet So In Love Birdland Footpath Cafe Milestones Watermelon Man Niama

High Octane by Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra

Get it to go Latino Love Walk Dancing Nightly Danny Boy Take the A Train Another Star Four Don’t let the sun go down on me A night In Tunesia Hey There South 21st Street Shuffle Read John Taposcott Review … Continue reading

Up Your Brass by Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra

You Got It Spirit Of St. Fredrick Norwegian Wood Maria Change Up Dolphin Dance Saturnian Sleigh Ride People Last Dive Blues For Red The Chicken Hot House Gonna Fly Now (Rocky)

Got The Spirit by Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra

Groove Just Friends Got The Spirit Knarf It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing Closing Time At The Engine Room Bar Meaning Of The Blues A Country Boy I Remember Clifford The Lamp Is Low What’s … Continue reading

The Story of how Arturo Found Flip Oakes and his Wild Thing Trumpet

It took me a long twenty-five years to develop the Wild Thing trumpet, and over the years, I had many dreams for it. But I have to admit, there were some dreams I feared would remain only a vision. And, … Continue reading

Softening Springs

One easy way to soften springs is to place the spring between your thumb and first, or middle finger then compress the spring tightly and move your fingers in a small circular motion…. for about 30 rotations. After doing so … Continue reading