I'm ashamed to say I didn't know much about Wayne's playing until I bought his album, Plays Well with Others just three days ago. I think I underestimated his playing and the excitment of his band. Wow. I'm not sure how to describe his phenomonel sound in the upper register, but I'll try: It is so clean, well-centered, incredible pitch, effortless and dynamic. His high notes sound so good that they don't really sound all that high. He makes them sound so much like a normal part of a healthy trumpet register. The 4th song on the album is a ballad. Don't remember the title, but it's my favorite. Now I know why Maynard said Wayne Bergeron is the most musical lead trumpet player he's ever had. That's very high praise, and well deserved.