We were in a small room. Arnold Jacobs was there, Sir Georg Solti was there and Solti told me that I had won the job. I made it very very clear I was not replacing Arnold Jacobs because Arnold Jacobs was irreplaceable.
World's greatest tuba player?? We've got him! Gene Pokorny is this month's bone2pick artist of the month. Gene sits down with Michael to talk about his 23 years in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, getting started with Zubin Mehta in the Israel Philharmonic, the concept of blend & balance in a brass section and his passion for the Three Stooges. A candid and enlightening interview with one of the world's greatest brass players.