This might be the best trumpet playing I've ever heard..

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rbdeli, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. rbdeli

    rbdeli Mezzo Piano User

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    That is if you like astounding technique, phenomonel sound, range, endurance and stunning cadenzas. Never knew about this clip before.

    Music is a bit corny, but damn! Doc is amazing.


    YouTube - Doc Severinsen "McArthur Park"
     
  2. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    Great, Doc was in top form.!:thumbsup:
     
  3. ComeBackKid

    ComeBackKid Fortissimo User

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    I like Doc a lot but the outfit makes him look like the Liberace of trumpets.
     
  4. rbdeli

    rbdeli Mezzo Piano User

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    Can you guys imagine this: Doc and Maynard in the same band back in around 1949!?
    Two stars before they were even stars.
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    My pool of "best playing ever" is at least 5000 performances strong involving 20-30 trumpet players. Now I have one more in the pile!

    Maynard was a guest on the Tonight Show so I am sure that there may be some video footage of the two together - probably not with McArthur Park though.
     
  6. Pete

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    Every night for many years, Johnny Carson would feature Doc and the band. We would stay up (just kids back then) to listen. This would be at midnight in our area!Trumpet and big band at its finest.

    Pete
     
  7. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    He sucks.....haha, just kidding! I'm not in to Doc at all, but I want to! Can you recomend any records with him, that shows this kind of playing? Great video! :-)
     
  8. edfitzvb

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    The best recording (for me) was Doc Severinsen with the Command All-Stars. EVERYBODY on the recording was extremely listen-able. There was a great version of Bluesette with triple tonguing to die for, After You've Gone with a great flute solo, My Funny Valentine.... It was a two album set. My wife cleared out all the vinyl from my house. I have been looking for the set on CD, but I might have to buy an album and have it digitized. Just a joy to listen to. It was from the '60's or so, and it was given to me.
    Nice to see that clip shared. I found it about a month ago and I listen to it at least once a week. Doc's command of the instrument is inspiring to me. He has been ever since I first started seriously listening to him. However, SOME of his albums are not nearly as good as the one I cited (for my taste, anyway).
     
  9. Al Innella

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    Doc should be a role model for all trumpet players , you should hear him play classical, he has some recordings ,and used to guest with symphony orchestras across the country.
     
  10. jdostie

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    Maybe it's me being nostalgic but I always liked MacArthur Park.
     

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