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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Tjnaples, Jan 13, 2015.
The man plays like no one else.
He is phenomenal!!!! AND a very nice guy!
No denying the musicianship of all involved especially Mr Rapa. I am always struck by the way he makes it look so effortless. Great to hear the ever annoying clarinet replaced by a trumpet. But to me the arrangement didn't seem to know what it wanted to be, lurching about, neither swinging nor classical.
Here is another recording of what seems to be the same arrangement (though less percussion) and Mr Rapa is playing with a different ensemble:
Reminds me of Doc....
The point of me posting was so we can root for one of the good guys, one of the few trumpet artists out there at this level. Effortless high F, low D to a high D seamlessly. The Belgian Brass has their arrangement, then there is this one. Don't miss the forrest through the trees, be inspired amigos!
All in the eyebrows, he's pretty darn great!
The fourth valve is an extension of his ability to command the horn. His chops are so stationary and his veins in his neck don't pop out when climbing the register. He is not pinched off in anyway. His tone is amazing. The only thing that might have made it sound a bit more lush is rotary pistons.
I agree with some of the comments above...I didn't like the piece itself, but the trumpet playing was downright brilliant. The arrangement was all over the shop.
I thought the "all over the shop" bit was actually a nice touch - a bit like "Instant Concert", or packing four movements into a single one. Think about ballet overtures, or the "Horton Suite" ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwkppl4StRw )
As Mr Fitzgerald posted earlier, it's nice to have a selection of interpretations to choose from.