Most Influential / Important/ Definitive Players?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by UncleJay, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. UncleJay

    UncleJay New Friend

    Apr 16, 2010
    I'll be the first to admit that my knowledge of trumpet music is limited.

    As a kid, my dad forced me to listen to old 78's of Sousa marches (which I hated at the time), but those old Sousa marches gave me an appreciation for Bix Beiderbecke and Louis Armstrong, whom I liked.

    In addition to Bix and Satchmo, I have since discovered Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Mangione, and Wynton Marsalis.

    Can anyone point me to some of the other important players worth listening to? Thanks in advance!
  2. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Pianissimo User

    Apr 7, 2010
    Not in order of "greatness" I love them all. These trumperters range from bebop, swing to dixey land. There are more for sure and not slight to those I have forgotten, but these are the guys I have in my cherished CD collection that I started only 2 years ago. So, I will for sure be looking at other peoples lists to see who I have missed and then can explore, too.

    Lee Morgan
    Clifford Brown
    Louis Smith
    Dizzy Reece
    Dizzy Gellispe
    Donald Byrd
    Booker Little
    Harry James
    Bunny Berigan
    Al Hirt
    Idrees Sulieman
    Benny Bailey
    Freddu Hubbard
    Buck Clayton
    Pete and Conte Candoli
    Thad Jones
    Duke Heitger
    Bobby Hackett
    Red Alan
    Cat Anderson
    Joe Newman
    Nat Adderly
    Tommy Turrentine
    Red Nicholes
    Kenny Dorham
    Blue Mitchell
  3. RandyTx

    RandyTx Pianissimo User

    Mar 26, 2010
    Central Texas
    Dark Knights's list has many notables on it, but any list would have to have Rafael Mendez on it.
    Herbert L. Clarke (recordings are quite rare) also.

    Clark Terry
    King Oliver
    Don Cherry
    Jean Arban (good luck finding a recording)
    W.C. Handy (same)
    Roger Webster
    Richard Marshall (probably a lot of other "British Brass Band" players to list, but I'm not familiar enough with them to list them)
    Kenny Dorham
    Ruby Braff
    Adolf Herseth
    Maurice Andre'
    Hakan Hardenberger
    Sergei Nakariakov
    Timofei Dokshizer
    Alison Balsam
    Jimmy Maxwell
    Conrad Gozzo
    Snooky Young
    Doc Severinsen
    Arturo Sandoval
    Wayne Bergeron
    Allen Vizzutti
    Bobby Shew

    I'm sure I've left off far too many that should be here.
  4. oldlou

    oldlou Forte User

    Aug 28, 2005
    Grand Rapids, Mi.
    Randys list is the one that I would personally subscribe to.

  5. plp

    plp Pianissimo User

    Nov 9, 2003
    South Alabama
    My three (and it is very much an individual choice) would be Doc, Mendez, and Maynard. Doc because he was the first I ever saw and heard on a regular basis. His technique showed me what could be done consistently on the trumpet. Raphael Mendez because he demonstrated what a true trumpet should sound like, brilliant and proud, with freakish technical abilities to boot.

    And Maynard, well, you know.
  6. Markie

    Markie Forte User

    Jan 4, 2009
    Clarksburg, WV
    Miles- Birth of the Cool & Kinda Blue
    MF- Live at Jimmys
    Alison Balsom -Bach works for Trumpet
    Ingrid Jensen -Here on Earth
    Arturo Sandoval- Trumpet Evolution
    Raphael Mendez -Greatest hits
    Doc Severensen- The Tonight Show Recordings
    Dizzy Gillespie- Diz & Roy
    Clark Terry- Satch & Josh
    Herb Alpert-Greatest Hits

    That'll keep you busy

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