SPEED TRUMPET ... Who are the fastest drivers?

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  1. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    Typically more of a slower balad kind of guy, I became fascinated with sheer speed listening to Anita O'Day recently. It was dazzling. I didn't know it was possible to sing that fast while enunciating every word. Trumpet players are sometimes even faster than this, every note standing out clearly, with tone. Not only fast, but rich .... absolutely breathtaking.

    Dazzled especially by Lee Morgan and Al Hirt, so far. Wow! :stars: Who else should I get a listen to for this kind of musical thrill???

    The Turtle
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The king of speed is Rafael Mèndéz.
     
  3. turtlejimmy

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    Thanks Maestro. I keep seeing Rafael mentioned in here but as yet I haven't heard him. I'm putting him next on my list. So many great players to listen to, so little time ...

    Turtle
     
  4. frankmike

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    speed means nothing without articulation

    therefore it is Clifford Brown
     
  5. rettepnoj

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    Arturo Sandoval and Wynton Marsalis
     
  6. trickg

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    I have a recording of Maurice Andre playing the Carnival of Venice that is astounding, and it's some of the fastet, cleanest playing I have ever heard.
     
  7. lmf

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    turtlejimmy,

    Lots of recordings available as well as YouTube. You might wish to avail yourself of those as it relates to Rafael Mendez. He was great! He even played trios with his sons on some of the recordings.

    Best wishes,

    Lloyd
     
  8. Ed Lee

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    How fast can one play Flight of the Bumble Bee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov? Anyone less than a minute?
     
  9. ewanmains

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    Allen Vizzutti - speed, sound articulation
    Adam Rapa (as above..)


    ..could become a new olympic sport - Extreme Speed Trumpeting. :D
     
  10. trickg

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    There's a competition every year called the WFD - Worlds Fastest Drummer - basically the competition is set up to play with sticks or pedals to simulate bass drumming, and the goal is to see who can play the most strokes in 60 seconds. It has virtually zero practical application to the actual production of music unless you are a speed metal drummer, and even then, just because you have fast hands or feet doesn't mean you can actually play.
     
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