We decided to start stirring the pot around Bill Dixon's birthday a bit early this year. Today, Bill and I drove down Route 2 to Arlington Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, to visit Osmuns Music. We both brought our Schilke trumpets down for a chemical cleaning and some light repair.
Bill Lowe has been telling me about Bob Osmun and his workshop for years, and rightly so. We were treated like visiting royalty. Forbes Graham and Bill Lowe popped in to surprise Bill and, after a tour of the repair facilities, we adjourned for an outdoor lunch and lively conversation.
Bill Lowe, Stephen Haynes, Bill Dixon, Bob Osmun and Forbes Graham at Osmuns