About the Book
New expanded Second Edition, with additional instruments and historical photographs! Take a pictorial tour through the little-known history of pocket cornets and trumpets, from the 1870s to the 1970s. Thirty-three surviving examples are shown actual size, along with historical information and specifications—an informative delight for any player or collector!
Nick DeCarlis is an avid collector and restorer of vintage cornets, with a special emphasis on pocket instruments. He also designs and constructs pocket “conversions” of pre-existing conventional cornets. A professional jazz musician, he prefers “American Songbook Standards,” and plays a 1930 F.E. Olds “Standard” Hammerbell cornet—occasionally switching to one of his many pockets for fun. His “day gig” is owner/operator of DECA Design, Inc., a graphic design firm specializing in corporate print communications, primarily for the medical device industry, based in Gainesville, Florida. Visit the author’s websites for additional information: www.PocketCornets.com www.JazzCor.net