Who Is really good to listen to?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Patric_Bernard, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Patric_Bernard

    Patric_Bernard Forte User

    Oct 25, 2007
    Can you guys give me a list of great jazz musicians, and even people who arn't well known but really really good? I'm gonna start really listening to jazz alot more to help with ideas and flow and rhythms.so pretty much just list people who you like to listen too. Thanks everyone.
  2. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

    Mar 21, 2006
    Louis Armstrong
    Dizzy Gillespie
    Miles Davis
    Clifford Brown
    Clark Terry
    Chet Baker
    Lee Morgan
    Freddie Hubbard
    Donald Byrd
    Ingrid Jensen
    Wynton Marsalis
    Dave Douglas
    Terence Blanchard
    Roy Hargrove
    Guido Basso
    Cootie Williams
    Snooky Young
    Cat Anderson (his small group stuff is great)
    Nat Adderley
    Bill Coleman
    Bix beiderbecke
    Booker Little
    Blue Mitchell
    Brian Lynch
    Buck Clayton
    Chuck Mangione
    Dizzy Reece
    Don Cherry
    Eddie Henderson
    Fats Navarro
    Sweets Edison
    Ryan Kisor
    Hugh Ragin
    Jimmy McPartland
    Kenny Dorham
    Kenny Wheeler
    Leroy Jones
    Lee Morgan
    Lester Bowie
    Nils Petter Molvaer
    Red Rodney
    Ted Curson
    Tom Harrell
    Tomasz Stanko

    There are a few just from quickly browsing my iPod artist list. And those are just trumpet players. I didn't even touch other instruments.
  3. Miyot

    Miyot Pianissimo User

    Jul 22, 2007
    Jon Faddis
  4. Patric_Bernard

    Patric_Bernard Forte User

    Oct 25, 2007
    oh yeah... Now I gota list haha. Thanks
  5. jazz9

    jazz9 Piano User

    Dec 5, 2007
    Chilhowie, VA
    try checking out James Morrison. He's freakin amazing.
  6. JustinSmith

    JustinSmith Piano User

    Nov 6, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    If you haven't listened to much jazz, maybe try picking up the Smithsonian collection of Classic Jazz. Start at the beginning. 5CDs of some of the most important tracks in the history of jazz. Of course any collection will miss out on some tracks. But this was is a good place to start. This collection is strong from Louis Armstrong to 1960. It doesn't really have much after that.

    Amazon.com: The Smithsonian Collection Of Classic Jazz: Various Artists: Music

    Some of my favorite trumpet tracks included:
    Struttin' With Some Barbecue - Louis Armstrong
    Hotter Than That - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five, Louis Armstrong
    West End Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five, Louis Armstrong
    Weather Bird - Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines
    Concerto for Cootie - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra - Cootie Williams
    I Can't Get Started - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
    Shaw 'Nuff - Dizzy Gillespie All Star Quintet, Dizzy Gillespie
    Boplicity - Miles Davis & His Orchestra
    Summertime - Miles Davis, Gil Evans Orchestra
    Pent-Up House - Sonny Rollins - Clifford Brown
    So What - Miles Davis Sextet
    Lonely Woman - Ornette Coleman Quartet-Don Cherry

    Also you can get the Smithsonian Collection of Big Band Jazz: the beginning to the 50's

    These will get you started.
  7. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

    Oct 25, 2005
    Sunny Ca.
    Only three
    Ruby Braf
  8. dmh737

    dmh737 Pianissimo User

    Jan 12, 2007
    North Alabama
    New guy, at least to me.

    Rod McGaha -He's got a GREAT sound.

  9. Sterling

    Sterling Mezzo Forte User

    Oct 22, 2007
    Marcellus, NY
    Start listening to singers, too. Start with Ella.
  10. lupin62

    lupin62 New Friend

    Oct 3, 2007
    La Crosse, WI
    I think the first guy got it down. I saw Brian Lynch and got his autograph, lol, he came to my college and is a very nice person. That was a pretty complete list of trumpet players. I would also suggest listening to other non-trumpet players as well as trumpet players though. Another thing is listen to big bands to help you with that style of playing, it's different than small combos.

    Non-trumpet players I would suggest:

    Count Basie
    Duke Ellington
    Charlie Parker
    Dave Brubeck
    Erroll Garner
    John Coltrane
    Herbie Hancock
    Weather Report (Their album Heavy Weather)

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