Dream Trumpet Section

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  1. Lazorphaze

    Lazorphaze Piano User

    Feb 3, 2004
    If you could choose any 4 or 5 trumpet to put into a big band, who would they be? (they have to be alive)
    1st- Mike Vax
    2nd- Bernie Edstrom
    3rd-Dave Scott
    4th- Lew Soloff
  2. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    Jack Wengrosky - US Army Jazz Ambassadors
    John Blount - US Navy Commodores
    Joey Tartell - Former lead - US Army Jazz Ambassadors
    Tommy Williams - Formerly in the US Army Jazz Ambassadors and US Army Blues

    No particular order except that Tommy should probably be on the solo book.

    THAT would be a KILLER trumpet section.
  3. Lawler Bb

    Lawler Bb Piano User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Milwaukee, WI
    Lead: Wayne Bergeron
    2nd:Ryan Kisor
    3rd:Byron Stripling
    4th:Gary Grant
    5th:Laurie Frink
  4. richtom

    richtom Forte User

    Dec 7, 2003
    I played with Jack Wengrosky for four years in the Elmhurst College Community Band about 18 years ago. My nephew was in that section as well and was great friends with Jack. (My nephew became split lead in the EC Jazz Band after Jack graduated). Jack was a stunning lead player back then and he could play all night and still rip off a double C with little strain. Jack was one of those lucky few who had a natural ability in the upper register. Of course he did work at it and the results were amazing. The power he had had to be heard to be believed and it is nice to hear he is doing very well.
    Here is a funny little story. We were doing the Caillet (sp?) version of Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral in the EC Community Band. Jack was on first cornet and I was on the first trumpet part. There is a powerful high C at the climax in the first cornet part. Jack played a strong double C and we could hear it on top-and in perfect balance- of the 70+ piece band which was playing at maximum volume. After the end of the piece I looked at Jack and he just grinned.
    Great lead player.
  5. JackD

    JackD Mezzo Forte User

    Nov 30, 2003
    Manchester / London
    I'll choose from current British players:

    1. Derek Watkins
    2. Noel Langley
    3. Gerard Presencer
    4. Byron Wallen

    That would be a nice section.
  6. FlugelFlyer

    FlugelFlyer Piano User

    Dec 15, 2003
    Palos Park, IL
    Hmm, this requires thought....

    Lead: George Graham

    2nd: Doc Severinsen

    3rd / Aux Lead: Wayne Bergeron

    4th / Vocalist: Byron Stripling

    Towel Boy: Me
  7. trumpetpimp

    trumpetpimp Piano User

    Dec 6, 2003
    If we're going to have a section of Brits we might as well have a section of Torontonians.

    Lead: Arnie Chycoski(I think he's in Vancouver now but he used to be in Toronto)
    2nd: Chase Sanborn
    3rd: Brian O'Kane
    4th: John MacLeod
  8. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Scottsdale, AZ.

    Arnie's on Vancouver Island.

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

    Jan 31, 2004
    Newburgh, Indiana
    I think the kind of style you would want makes a big difference in who you would pick.

    Only one person has selected Doc. What about Maynard? Do you want a perfect tight section, or one that can play thirds in the stratosphere? Depends on the sound I guess.

    How about (in no particular order):

    Noel Langley
    Alan Wise
    Nick Drozdoff

    Hard to leave anyone off ... like Byron and Wayne

    Not sure they could play together (well, three of them have) but it would be fun.

  10. djm6701

    djm6701 Pianissimo User

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