Lead Trumpet Players

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  1. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Scottsdale, AZ.
    Conrad Gozzo
    Snooky Young
    Bernie Glow
    Al Porcino
    Ernie Royal
    John Audino
    George Graham
    Rick Baptist
    Lou Soloff
    Wes Hensel
    Chuck Findley
    Wayne Bergeron
    Jimmy Maxwell
    John Frosk
    Benny Bailey
    Earl Gardner
    Victor Paz
    Jon Faddis
    Uan Rasey
    Buddy Childers
    Bobby Bryant
    Frank Szabo
    Arnie Chycoski
    Willie Cook
    Charlie Davis
    Bill Chase
    Dalton Smith
    Bobby Shew
    Bud Brisbois
    Ken Smukal
    Byron Stripling
    Danny Stiles
    Ed Leddy
    Bijon Watson
    Lee Thornburg

    Any recordings with these Lead Players.
  2. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Scottsdale, AZ.
    "Bill Holman Band"-JVC=Carl Saunders and Frank Szabo!
    "Big Phat Band" Gordon Goodwin-Wayne Bergeron and Dennis Farias
    "Adventures in Blue" Stan Kenton-Dalton Smith (a couple at the end with Bud Brisbois)
    "Stan Kenton Tropicana"-Bud Brisbois
    "Cuban Fire/Kenton"-Ed Leddy (added cuts with Bud and Dalton)
    "Juggernaut" Frankie Capps Big Band-Frank Szabo
    "Heart and Soul" Clayton/Hamilton Big Band-Bobby Bryant and Snooky Young. Towards the end of their Lead Playing careers, but really awsome on this recording!
    "Shout Me Out" Clayton/Hamilton-Bijon Watson!!!
    "Serendipity 18" Bob Florence-George Graham/Rick Baptist (All Bob Florence recordings with George will teach you a lot!!)
    "Lickety Split" Vanguard Jazz Orch.-Earl Gardner (Mingus recordings with Earl. Anything with Earl!!)
    "Consumation" Thad Jones/Mel Lewis-Snooky Young/Al Porcino and one tune with Marv Stamm. Greatest single big band recording every made. Get everything by Thad and Mel, Vanguard etc.
    "First Time" Count Meets the Duke-Willie Cook, Snooky, Cat, Clarke Terry!
    "Basie is Back Home"- Snooky and Lennie Johnson!!
    "Sorta May, Sorta Dixie"-Billy May Orch-CONRAD GOZZO-Lead Trumpet!!!!!
    "Porgy and Bess" Miles/Gil Evans-Ernie Royal (Dig the A on Buzzard Song!!) and Bernie Glow
    Basie "Corner Pocket" Snooky!!!!
    Terry Gibbs Dream Band for Al Porcino, John Audino

    Do a personel search on Tower Records, ask for Bernie Glow or whoever you want.

    Just a small start.
  3. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Scottsdale, AZ.
    John Thomas-Lead Trumpet, L.A., A list player!!

    So many great players are left off lists and John is one of the best!!

    His father, Don Thomas, is a marvelous Lead player from Ft. Worth and was the first call player for everything around Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. John went to North Texas and played Lead with the 1:00. Left to play Lead with Woody Herman, settled in L.A. and has worked extensivly in the studios as well as teaching at USC.

    Two CD's show a small bit of John's exceptional approach to Lead Trumpet Playing=

    Matt Catingub Big Band featuring Mavis Rivers (Matt's Mom) "My Mommy & Me"
    and "I'm Getting Cement All Over You/Ewe"

    For anyone that's played these Catingub charts in a rehearsal band, hearing John casually nail them is a thrill!

    There are other recordings with John but these show off his sound and style very well.
  4. TangneyK

    TangneyK Pianissimo User

    Nov 10, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    WHERE'S TONY KADLECK!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    (see my post on jazz trumpet sections...)

    Other than that... Dave, great post!!!! Adding this list to my already huge list of "To Gets".

    A week ago, I ordered the VV "Lickety Split" album from Tower. Can't wait to get it!

    I also ordered the Bob Florence Ltd. Edition "Serendipity 18" (replacing the one I lost). Got to see that band live a couple of years ago in Annaheim at the IAJE, with Carl Saunders doing the trumpet feature. Blown away. Sounded like a flugel, then a jazz trumpet, then lead trumpet, all in one tune, not equipment changes. Unbelievable.

  5. trumpmac

    trumpmac Pianissimo User

    Aug 8, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    And Greg Wing former lead player with Buddy Rich. Then Vegas pit bands. Now Professor of Trumpet at Morehead State in Kentucky. A quiet liitle school with a great music program. His playing of Don Sebeskies (sp?) arrangement of "People" will make you har....I mean make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Excerpts on his MSU site. :thumbsup:
  6. horner

    horner Pianissimo User

    Jul 19, 2008
    London, England
    Bobby Shew is lead on the Buddy Rich CD "Big Swing Face", which is a great CD anyway.
  7. trumpmac

    trumpmac Pianissimo User

    Aug 8, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Yeah I know. There were probably several different ones. I don't think Greg appeared on any recordings with Buddy, but I'll ask.
  8. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    This thread is 6 years old!

    Maybe start a new, up to date thread!
  9. trumpmac

    trumpmac Pianissimo User

    Aug 8, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Sorry didn't notice. Newbie here. Why isn't it expunged after a certain time frame?

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