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Paul Chambers teacher

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by Rob Palmer, May 10, 2006.

  1. Rob Palmer

    Rob Palmer

    Aug 29, 2005
    Suffolk, UK
    I have received information relating to the identity of the man who Paul Chambers was taught by at Cass Tech. I knew that the man in question was a member of bass section of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra but now know that he was of Eastern European origin and called Michael. His surname began with an R but that's al we have. can anyone fill in the blanks?? :rollno: This would have been around 1950-1954.

    Hope you can help.

  2. pjwolf


    Feb 20, 2006
    Ventura, Ca.
    Rob, between 1952-54 there were 8 bassists with the Detroit Symphony:John Van de Graaf-principal
    Gaston Brohan
    Walter Hardman
    Frank Reeser
    Charles Baer
    Frank Sinco
    Joseph Kazakevich
    Albert Steger

    I will try to find out for 1950-51....:cool:
  3. Ike Harris

    Ike Harris

    May 16, 2001
    Nashville TN
    Gaston Brohan = originator of Oak Rosin. Not any help to your question but a name that popped into mind regarding my favorite rosin.

  4. pjwolf


    Feb 20, 2006
    Ventura, Ca.
    1951-52 Alex Lacey & Arthur Luck

    1952-53 Reuben Jamitz

    1953-54 John Mathews

    I guess we're talking to the same lady @DSO....
  5. Rob Palmer

    Rob Palmer

    Aug 29, 2005
    Suffolk, UK
    The teacher was Gaston Brohan - the 'Michael' was Bistritsky, who was the orchestra teacher at the Tech. He recentlt died aged 102.... much loved by all accounts, unlike Brohan who sounds like a delight! :hyper:

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