Trumpeter and French hornist Robert Northern aka Brother Ah died on 31 May. Born in North Carolina in 1934, Northern grew up in New York. During his time there, Northern was given a bugle by a neighbour, and he recalls using it to imitate the sounds of his neighbourhood. While in school he learned the trumpet but soon switched to French horn, for which he was offered a scholarship at the Manhattan School where he formed his practice, combining classical music and jazz.
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