George Swift playing in Marbella at a Bullfight in 1967
Facsimile from a newspaper from 1967.
The text says:
bull, the toreadors, the watching crowd and the man from Mantovani.
The bullfight is on... The toreadors move in. And the trumpeter blows a
He plays it so impeccably, in true Spanish style, that you would think
he had been doing this for decades. He has not.
The shirt-sleeved star trumpeter at the bullring in Marbella, on the
Costa del Sol, is 54-year old George Swift. From London.
George was a well-paid soloist in Mantovani's orchestra for 25 years.
Then, last year, he went into semi-retirement and moved to Marbella.
He still works with Mantovani in America for three months each year.
But he couldn't resist a chance to play in the bullring band.
Thanks to Denis Edwards for the newspaper