Kennedy Center Honors 2009 - Trumpet Player?

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  1. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    Did anyone catch the Kennedy Center Honors show on CBS last night? During the Brubeck tribute there was a trumpet player who lit the place up!

    Anyone know who it was??
     
  2. dhbailey

    dhbailey Piano User

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    I didn't see it but the Washington Post reports that Dave Brubeck's sons took the stage in his honor, with one of them playing the trumpet. Is that who you mean?

    Kennedy Center Honors: Springsteen, Brooks, De Niro, Brubeck; Bumbry - washingtonpost.com has this paragraph:
    Brubeck's salute came, appropriately, on his birthday, his 89th. Herbie Hancock offered, "Dave Brubeck is the reason I don't have a day job." When Hancock was a young man, he said, "if you were playing Dave's music on your stereo, you were cool." Brubeck's most famous song, "Take Five," overshadows much of his work, but it's not like he's a one-hit wonder. A jazz quintet, abetted by the U.S. Army's Jazz Ambassadors big band and Hancock, ripped through "Take Five," and then swung into a stomping take on Brubeck's "Blue Rondo a la Turk." Brubeck's four sons chipped in piano, trombone, trumpet and drum solos in their father's honor.
     
  3. gbdeamer

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    No, it wasn't one of the sons. It was the trumpet player in the quintet. He was OFF THE HOOK.

    All I can find on YouTube, etc is the part with "the sons".
     
  4. Kevykev

    Kevykev Pianissimo User

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    Are you talking about Jon Faddis?
     
  5. Jarrett

    Jarrett Piano User

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    I emailed a buddy of mine who's in the JA's, he will know..
    I wish I could find that show somewhere online... sounds like it was good!
     
  6. gbdeamer

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    If it was Faddis then he looks a LOT different than the last time I saw him.

    Dude had a fantastic range. A lot smoother that the last time I heard Faddis, but he was playing a gold trumpet, so it could have been him.

    Great performance...
     
  7. John Miconi

    John Miconi Pianissimo User

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    It was definitely Jon Faddis, and man he sounded great on that gold S42 Schilke!!!
     
  8. gchun

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    John's right, it was Faddis. He's put on some weight over the years. Who hasn't?? :)

    Garry
     
  9. B15M

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    I heard him. He can really play!!
     
  10. B15M

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    I heard him. He can really play!!
     

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