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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by LaTrompeta, Jun 25, 2015.
I believe it was Uan Rasey.
Woody Shaw is my choice for under rated trumpet player.
From the old days, very inflential, never recorded:
And again, but I did some research now, the one that should have been a star like Harry James, outstanding sound and technic, crazy flexibility, turbulent ideas, from a Jack Teagarden record the unbelievable Don Goldie, screw on to 5.55 and shiver:
The question comes up if the players mentioned are really so much under the radar. Mr Krauss from the Met was mentioned. That is certainly a very "well" recorded orchestra, thus he is not so obscure. The question here is whether the member knows who is playing what?
I still do not think that this is a "rating". All are excellent players and it seems more like: how well "read" is the TrumpetMaster member rather than how well known is the player. I too like the idea of others mentioning players that they have enjoyed - enjoyment being a rating enough.
To me, someone who is "under-rated" is a player who is consistently not mentioned when there are discussions about "the best" in that genre, yet is just as good as those being touted as "the best".
Sometimes that person is "suddenly" noticed by the powers that be and now he's the best thing since sliced bread. A new "best" that's "discovered" by those powers.
With that in mind, I think ANY top pro in his field who isn't in "the limelight" is under-rated.
Want under-rated? Look at the great second players to the famous principals. Rudy Nashan and Vince Chicowicz in Chicago. Nat Prager in NY. Seymour Rosenfeld (sp) in Philadelphia and other greats in major orchestras.
The first players are the biggest fan club for the second players. The second makes or breaks the first. A little too loud, a little ahead, a little sharp and the lead is TOAST! I would say that having Bud Herseth or Gil Johnson as your #1 fan makes you RATED not under-rated!