Screamers. . . ??

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  1. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    Apologies gang..... I meant no disrespect.

    I will spend some time with Maynard and see what that does to me, and then report back later.

    T :oops:

    (I'm new to jazz .... see post in Wise forumn)
     
  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Screamers were not usually lead players in the bands they played in. Cat and Maynard were specialists, not lead players.
    Wilmer
     
  3. Buck with a Bach

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    That puts a little different perspective on things, Wilmer:oops:
     
  4. turtlejimmy

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    Reporting back ...

    For my penance ("...There is however such a thing as a rude question.") I listened to two hours of Maynard on YouTube. My reaction?

    Well, let me first say that SCREAMING, just sort of in general whether coming from a human voice or a trumpet bell, is an acquired taste. It's not usually my cup of tea, especially where singers are concerned, but then there is Chaka Khan. [Alright, I'm willing to admit publically here that I was in love with her and had all her albums when I was in high school.]

    As for trumpet screaming ... Probably not something I'd want to hear too often but Maynard? Well, gee .... that's different. One listen to "La Fiesta" and I get it.

    Conclusion? Pushing the boundaries is often a little rough for most but the few gifted ones can make it their own. I'm off to the music store for something from Maynard (along with Anita O'Day, Billie Holliday and Louis Armstrong).

    Morale? Listen and learn. :D

    The Turtle

    P.S. For your penance, MARKIE, ("To pose such a question requires me to make a request, please stick with the clarinet.") ..... I would suggest listening to BENNY GOODMAN's "Stompin At The Savoy" at least 3 times. Only a suggestion, it's your Karma.
     
  5. dlewis

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    Cat and Maynard were screamers but they were also great solist and musican. Listen to some of the solo played by the Cat with no high notes just very tasteful playing
     
  6. gbdeamer

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    Good point.

    Cat was very an all-around guy:

    YouTube - Cat Anderson (Duke Ellington Band)
     
  7. Markie

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    turtlejimmy sez:
    I would suggest listening to BENNY GOODMAN's "Stompin At The Savoy" at least 3 times. Only a suggestion, it's your Karma.
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    I just did (and some other videos) and its wonderful. The guy really knows how to use the diminished arpeggio to create tension. Loved it.
     
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  8. Mark Bradley

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    My very top favorites are Miles and Chet (both anti-Maynards) but high note style playing, especially in big band settings can be a lot of fun to listen to. My only beef is freaks of nature like Maynard sort of ruined for the rest of us mortals and brainwashed many a young trumpet player into thinking that range is all there is to trumpet playing. Hitting high notes can be cool but it is no substitute for musicality (lost on many trumpet players who worship the dubba C). However having said that check out this guilty pleasure, something every trumpet player should have in their library. Very exciting stuff, high note "screaming" done right!

    Amazon.com: Chase/Ennea/Pure Music: Chase: Music
     
  9. turtlejimmy

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    Markie,

    It's good, isn't it? :lol: Benny can swing.

    I have to say I really liked the video just above (thanks gbdeamer!) of the Cat. Very nice. If he can also hit the highest of the high notes, he's got it all.

    Where can I hear more of Cat, especially where he's featured like this?

    Turtle
     
  10. Solar Bell

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    The understatement of the last 70 years!
     

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