FRINK Laurie, trompette pédagogue
JazzMan/JazzMagazine de septembre de septembre nous apprend, sous le bel hommage de Philippe Carles à Bernard Vitet, la disparition le 3 juillet dernier, à 61 ans, de « Laurie Fink*, trompettiste recherchée pour ses qualités de première trompette (Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, Maria Schneider...), enseignante respectée (Dave Douglas, Nate Wooley, Ambrose Akinmusire...).» * La coquille est d'origine
New York Times, Laurie Frink, Trumpeter and Brass Instructor to Many, Dies at 61 > http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/arts/music/laurie-frinktrumpeter-and-brass-instructor-to-many-dies-at-61.html
Elle avait joué aussi avec Mel Lewis, Bob Mintzer, Kenny Wheeler, David Sanborn, David Bowie, Talking Heads, TS Monk...
Discographie > http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/artist/Laurie+Frink/a/albums.htm
On l'aperçoit quelques secondes dans cette vidéo de Benny Goodman en 1985 (vers 0:57) > http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4mloNLKV4F0 Ce n'est pas elle qui prend le solo de trompette.
Master Class 1999 > http://www.trumpetguild.org/conferences/conference99/friday/f14b.htm
Méthode de trompette, Flexus, Trumpet Calisthenics for the modern Improvisor
Interview 2004 > http://abel.hive.no/trumpet/interview/flexus/
Témoignage d'un élève, Jon Crowley > http://www.joncrowleymusic.blogspot.fr/2013/07/remembering-laurie-frink.html
La trompettiste avait joué 21 ans dans l'orchestre de Maria Schneider, qui lui rend hommage sur son site : " In Memory of Laurie Frink
9/1/2013 2:29:43 PM - There are no words to express the sadness of losing our dear and deeply loved friend, Laurie Frink. She's played with us for 21 years. We were all blessed to make music with her and to get to enjoy her wonderful humor, intelligence and tender heart. Laurie's influence was far-reaching and deep. You can read here: NY-TIMES NPR THE-GIG-BLOG Laurie, thank you for all the care, excellence and beauty you brought to the band and my music all these wonderful years we had together, --and for all the joy and inspiration you brought to our lives. We're going to miss you insanely much". Maria
Maria Schneider: I would have rehearsals with my band, and she would call me afterwards. When she knew that I was discouraged with what I’d heard, she was the one to tell me how great it sounded. She just kept so many people feeling strong and good. We were once in Europe with the band, and we got on the wrong train to the wrong city. You can imagine, with a big band, what a disaster that is. I mean, every fuse in my being just blew. I burst into tears. And Laurie comes over laughing hysterically. She said, “These are the best times! Nobody ever talks about the tours that go well.” That changed me for life. Whenever everything is going wrong at once, I’ll think “Oh, this is fantastic!” She just had that way. And I don’t know that she was always that way for herself. She was that way for everybody else.
Dave Douglas: Over the years she taught me how to solve my own brass problems. The way she did that, it was a very unique and personal approach. She would take each player and find out what was causing the problem — and then do it to herself, so that she could figure out a solution. When I first started touring with Masada, the demands of the gig were so high that my chops fell apart. She came to see the band a few times, and then she said, “I spent three days ruining my face, doing what you were doing on the stage. Here’s what you need to do.” The one-on-one lesson with her was like a combination of therapy, gym instruction and music lesson. You’d go in thinking, “This is a disaster, I’ll never be able to play the horn again,” and you go out thinking, “I’m a champion, I love everybody, everything is going to be great.” She had a way of putting things in perspective and giving the student the power to figure out how to overcome it.
Lois Martin: She worked full-time through all of [her recent battle with cancer]. And she didn’t want anybody to know. Because she didn’t want to go to that place. When she was teaching, she was teaching 100%. She didn’t want any student to be worried about her. She had complete, 100% focus for whoever was sitting in the chair across from her. Her commitment was astounding. She would drag herself to the airport to Boston to teach, drag herself to the hotel afterwards. She did that out of the love of what she believed in. It was incredible.
Source Remembering Laurie Frink > http://thegig.typepad.com/blog/2013/07/flexus-nexus.html