Top 5 Lists, or Library Building

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  1. misty.sj

    misty.sj Forte User

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    OK, here's a way to spark some discussion:

    What are your top 5 trumpet-related albums / videos in each of these categories:

    * Classical
    * Modern 'Classical'
    * Jazz
    * Blues
    * Pop
    * Other

    You don't have to fill out each category, just fill out what you know. :)
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Misty,
    5 is not enough but I understand that hundreds of CDs at once is serious money! I am not sure if my list is even still buyable.

    Here is my list of favourite "must recommends":

    * Classical
    Sergei Nakariakov "Echoes from the Past"
    Stockholm Chamber Brass "Sounds of St. Petersburg"
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Bartok Concerto for Orchestra"
    Niklas Eklund "Virtuoso Trumpet Concertos volume 2"
    Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy "Pictures at an Exhibition"

    * Modern 'Classical'
    Wynton Marsalis "Tomasi, Jolivet: Trumpet Concertos"
    Stockholm Chamber Brass: "Heavy Metal"
    Gabrielle Cassone "Berio Sequenza X"
    Ed Carroll "A. Schnittke: LIFE WITH AN IDIOT "

    * Jazz
    Maynard Ferguson "The Essential Maynard Ferguson"
    Harry James "Stompin at the Savoy"
    Tower of Power - doesn't matter - all their stuff is GREAT
    Earth, Wind and Fire "Earth, Wind and Fire"
    Miles Davis "Bitches Brew"

    * Blues
    I really do not own any blues trumpet recordings. I like Muddy Waters though!


    * Pop
    Chicago
    Blood, Sweat and Tears "Blood, Sweat and Tears"
    Chuck Mangione "Children of Sanchez"
    Beatles "Penny Lane"
    Maynard Ferguson "Rocky"

    * Other
    Timofei Dokschizer "Max Bruch Kol Nidrei - Jewish Melodies"
    Wynton Marsalis "Carnaval"
    Anything by "the real group"
    Anything by "The Manhattan Transfer"
    Frank Sinatra "My Way"
     
  3. misty.sj

    misty.sj Forte User

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    Thanks! I knew 5 would not be enough but I thought it would help people to distill the 'must-haves' from the 'like-to-haves'.

    And speaking of Penny Lane, have you heard the Canadian Brass All You Need Is Love? I finally picked it up from iTunes at Christmas (with a stocking-stuffer gift certificate) and I think I've listened to it no less than 20 times through. It's fabulous, especially the first half.
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Canadian Brass has awesome players but I do not care for that type of playing regardless of the piece. Listening to them does not give me any insite into the music, just their virtuosity. It is just me and my attitude. Sorry.
     
  5. MFfan

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    Here is my list of favourite "must recommends":

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    The Wannamaker Legacy Peter Richard Conte
    Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy "Pictures at an Exhibition"
    Gerard Schwarz Cornet Favorites
    Symphonie Concertate Virgil Fox and Paris Orchestra
    The Pines of Rome suite- Resphigi- US Marine Band


    * Modern 'Classical'
    Three Irish Tenors We Three Kings
    Three Irish Tenors Sacred
    Robert Shaw Chorale This is my Country w/ RCA Orch.
    Anything by Maurice Andre ( too numerous to Mention)
    Anything by James Galway ( too numerous to mention)


    * Jazz
    Maynard Ferguson "The Essential Maynard Ferguson"
    Harry James "Stompin at the Savoy" and many others.
    Maynard Ferguson "Ole" and many others.
    Bill Chase " Chase"
    Stan Kenton Road Show with June Christy and many others.

    * Blues
    Ray Charles
    Blues Brothers :D


    * Pop
    Chicago
    Blood, Sweat and Tears "Blood, Sweat and Tears"
    Chuck Mangione "Children of Sanchez" I just found this recently
    Anything by Mel Torme
    Most anything by Sinatra
    Maynard Ferguson "Rocky"

    * Other
    Many Woody Herman albums
    Many Buddy Rich albums
    Many Glenn Miller albums
    Too many others to list.

    Hope Rowuk doesn't mind me working from his list. A number of his favorites are mine also. I have too many goodies to narrow it down very much. :D
     

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