So what album do you think should be in every trumpet players library?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BrianP, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. BrianP

    BrianP New Friend

    Jul 15, 2010
    So I am wondering what albums are considered must haves for trumpet players who are learning. If you could only have one trumpet album it would be? Thanks!
  2. CHAMP

    CHAMP Piano User

    Nov 16, 2005
    goz the great
  3. AKtrumpet

    AKtrumpet Piano User

    Jun 4, 2010
    Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
    Hot Five and Hot Seven - Louis Armstrong
    Great Performances Haydn - Hummel - L.Mozart Trumpet Concertos - Wynton Marsalis
    Bitches Brew - Miles Davis

    Having just one album is a question of little substance...
  4. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    If it had to be just one, I've always been partial to Wynton's album, "Baroque Music for Trumpets." Wynton Marsalis: Baroque Music for Trumpets: Antonio Vivaldi…

    It's trumpet ensemble music where he recorded all the trumpet parts, but I probably logged more hours listening to this album than any other single trumpet album, with maybe the exception of Maynard Ferguson: Chameleon.

    Another trumpet album I was partial to was Wynton's Baroque Music for trumpet, which was an album of Baroque solo trumpet works. Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Music for Trumpet: Johann Friedrich Fasch, George…

    Last but not least, while it might not be a "trumpet" album, per se, I logged a lot of hours listening to The Empire Brass: A Bach Festival For Brass and Organ Bach Festival for Brass & Organ: Johann Sebastian…

    There is some simply astonishing trumpet work that goes on in that album. I think what I like the best is that the two trumpets are so close in sound that there are times they switch off and unless you are listening through headphones, it's hard to tell when it happens. IMO it's one of the finest brass quintet recordings available, but then, I'm also partial to Baroque music.
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  5. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    :worthy: Lee Morgan's "CANDY."
  6. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    Oh, for Big Band, I would suggest one of two albums. The first would be The Tonight Show Band, Volume 2: The Tonight Show Band, Vol. 2: Doc Severinsen: Music

    Doc Severinsen himself told me (clear back in the late 1980s) that if you had to pick just one between volume 1 and volume 2, that Volume 2 was the one to get. I took his advice and have been tickled with it ever since.

    Another awesome big band album is Stan Kenton, '76 Kenton '76: Stan Kenton: Music

    This album contains two of my very favorite Kenton Orchestra recordings - Send in the Clowns and Time for a Change. The recording of "My Funny Valentine" is also pretty danged awesome.
  7. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

    Oct 25, 2005
    Sunny Ca.
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  8. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

    Feb 22, 2009
    Dizzy Gillespie and The United Nation Orchestra, Live at Royal Festival Hall. Feat. Arturo Sandoval and Claudio Roditi.
  9. Markie

    Markie Forte User

    Jan 4, 2009
    Clarksburg, WV
    MF Live at Jimmy's
  10. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    There are a few tracks on that album that I really dig - particularly "The Fox Hunt" - there is some really nice soloing going on with that.

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