Who Is really good to listen to?

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

  1. Brass crusader

    Brass crusader Mezzo Piano User

    I agree with all mentioned, but lets not leave out Sean Jones. His album "Kaleidescope" is awesome! Adam Rapa is quite the player, too. For smoother, more hybrid jazz/legit/pop whatever, Chris Botti has got some chops!
    Have fun listening!!
     
  2. Hobie1dog

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    The greats:

    Al Hirt
    Doc Severinsen

    Gary Guthman
     
  3. Jimi Michiel

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    Check out Blues and the Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson. Freddie plays his @ss off on that album, but sometimes people forget because he was "just a sideman."

    -Jimi
     
  4. Deuce

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    Not knowing what your bag is... I would recommend that you:

    Wiki the Great American Songbook (GAS). Pick up some CD's, purchase a fake book (real book). Play lyrical.

    Ella did a lot of these songs
    Sinatra did too.
    Sarah Vaughn did a few
    Natalie Cole,
    Linda Ronstadt (her Nelson Riddle releases).

    The wiki article lays it all out.

    As far as trumpeters go, a logical starting point would probably be.

    Gillespie said of Armstrong: "No him, no me."

    Armstrong was a GROUNDBREAKER in jazz.

    Basic to innovative: Armstrong... go retrospective on this... compilations.

    Hello Dolly... Great 32 bar lead from a mature player. Nothing wasted. Speaks volumns in the trad vein.


    There's hundreds and a few respondents have pretty much covered the spectrum.


    I like many, but own few cds. I listen to melody.

    Here's a few I have been listening to lately.

    Harrell
    Vu (with Metheny)
    Dave Douglas (with Bill Frissel)
    Marsalis
    Miles Davis
    Botti (why not)
    Chet Baker
    Harry James

    I tend to go more for the 50's and 60's styles, quartets or other small settings. I used to have this album which consisted of Drums, Trumpet, and bass. It was called Red, Hot, and Blue. I can't remember the band but I think it was one of those small New Orleans bars which also sold records of whom ever was jamming on a particular night. That LP was really, really good.

    Anyway. I would keep it simple. NPR plays a lot of good stuff at night and on weekends. Tune in. I would stay clear of formatted FM or smooth jazz... it all sounds very similar to me.
     
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  5. MaynardTrumpet

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    Erm, nobody has mentioned one of the greats? Listen to Maynard Ferguson.
     
  6. Claude Gnocchi

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    RON STOUT...... for a lesson in real lyrical and inventive jazz improvisation!:thumbsup:
     
  7. ccNochops

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    Viszutti & Richardson..........
     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Check out: The Real Group, Manhattan Transfer, Ella Fitzgerald, the Basie Big Band, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass.

    I really dig ensemble work.
     
  9. nosray

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    Wow Brekelefuw, you've got quite the list! How many GB's of music do you have?
     
  10. Hitman0042

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    Chris Botti
     

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