Monday, April 15, 2019

Sam Pilafian

Incredible tuba player best known as a founding member of the Empire Brass. He worked in just about every genre of music, from rock (you can hear him on Pink Floyd's "The Wall") to classical to jazz (he duetted with Frank Vignola). An exemplary, illuminating, and inspiring obituary by Richard Sandomir at the New York Times. AKA The Evel Knievel of the Tuba.

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