Five Firsts: Louis Apicello of Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned

November 30th, 2011, 3:00 pm by Greg
Louis Apicello

Louis Apicello

NAME: Louis Apicello
BAND AFFILIATION: Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned and the rest of the B3nson Family
INSTRUMENT: Trumpet

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue.” I didn’t have my own tape player for a long time. I remember when I first got my personal walkman, my parents gave me a tape of “Louis Armstrong’s Greatest Hits” and the soundtrack to the movie “The Big Chill.” I played those tapes over and over and pretended I was playing along until I wore them out. When I finally went to buy my first tape, my sister said I should get “Kind of Blue.” I bought it from the chain store The Wall. I still remember the blue “lifetime guarantee” sticker on the case, and I probably still have it.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Not counting school concerts for my siblings, the first real concert I can remember attending was Maynard Ferguson back in the winter of 1994. It was at one of the ski resorts in the Catskills. I went with my friend’s dad, who was also my trumpet teacher at the time. Maynard completely blew my mind, and after the show I got to shake his hand.

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