"I played a competitors trumpet for 30 years but always seemed to hit a wall with range development. Since beginning to play my RS Berkeley 608 trumpet, my range has gone up about a major 3rd & my recovery time from taxing gigs is much more "friendly". Sound is beautiful & flexibility is also improved!"
“The RS Berkeley FLU668 is easier to play than other flugels I’ve played and it is better in tune. My work ranges from jazz to commercial playing/recording and a smattering of classical. This horn excels in all styles!”
Educated at world renowned music school Indiana University, jazz trumpeter Rick Savage has lived and worked in and around New York City for the past 25 years. He is proud to be a part of 2 cd projects for 2012; for free jazz enthusiasts "INNERrOUTe" & for straight ahead jazz enthusiasts, legendary drummer Eliot Zigmund's "Trio EZ".
Rick also has a rich composing background. He recently scored "A Whole New Day" for Cinemax, staring James Gandolfini. Other composing credits include jingles & industrial films for Nissan & Pfizer. Rick's experiences as a former band member / studio musician for the following well known artists, set the stage for the makings of an extremely versatile musician.
Rick has performed and/or recorded with Tania Maria, Gerry Mulligan, Jack McDuff, Mel Lewis, Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Toshiko Aikioshi, Warne Marsh, Randy Brecker, Michael Jackson, Daniel Ponce, Nestor Torres, Henry Mancini and many others.
TP608 | Professional Bb Trumpet, Silver Plated
FLU668 | Flugelhorn, FLU668