who is your favorite trumpeter?

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  1. ButchA

    ButchA Pianissimo User

    Apr 13, 2009
    Richmond, Virginia
    Hmmm... Pardon me if I have somewhat of a rock 'n roll, jazz/pop, type of trumpet appreciation.

    Favorite trumpeters (influences)
    Lee Loughnane (Chicago)
    Lew Soloff (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
    Jeff Tyzik (Chuck Mangione's lead trumpeter)
    ...and of course Chuck Mangione himself.

    I remember being a little kid around 8 or 9 years old when I first heard "You Made Me So Very Happy" by Blood Sweat & Tears and thought to myself, "Wow I didn't know you could put trumpets, saxophones, etc... into a rock band!" Same with Chicago a few years later. Chicago blew my mind when they came out with "25 or 6 to 4", because I was learning both trumpet & guitar, and the song wanted me to rock out on both at the same time! Then after following Chicago through all their various albums, I discovered Chuck Mangione and wanted to play flugelhorn just like him. When my parents wouldn't buy me a flugelhorn I played along (tried to) with Chuck Mangione's albums and kept paying attention to a wicked lead trumpet player also on the records, and learned that it was Jeff Tyzik. I started listening more closely and marveling at his tone and range thinking to myself, "Good Lord, how does he hit that note?" (i.e. in the song "Bellavia")
  2. geebee

    geebee New Friend

    Aug 21, 2013
    SW Missouri
  3. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

    Jan 9, 2010
    East Yorkshire
    It's a funny list but for a long time i would have said Either Balsom or Helseth (I'm not a great jazz listener) but I've downloaded an album by Rienhold Freidrich which I am enjoiying very much and also one by James Watson.

    Of course Brass God has to be James Shepherd on yes I'll say it Cornet.
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  4. Donald trumpet

    Donald trumpet New Friend

    Jul 8, 2017
    Algonquin Illinois
    Louis Armstrong!!!
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  5. OldKing

    OldKing Pianissimo User

    Aug 20, 2016
    NW of San Antonio
    'Don't know how this got resurrected, but...Brownie.
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  6. LaTrompeta

    LaTrompeta Forte User

    May 3, 2015
    Colorado Springs
    Probably Herseth. I have had some great teachers too who I tried to emulate.
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  7. Vivek Patel

    Vivek Patel Pianissimo User

    Jul 8, 2017
    Porterville, CA
    After seeing this note-perfect performance, I'd have to say Matthias Hofs.
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  8. Franklin D

    Franklin D Forte User

    May 23, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Trumpet music is for nerds only but if I have to name my favorite:
    Vladimir Horowitz
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  9. cb5270

    cb5270 Pianissimo User

    Jul 20, 2013
    No favorites, I appreciate any great performance and like to compare, like Balsom vs Hofs playing Bach (Vivaldi) Concerto in D Major. But my first great impression of how a trumpet should be played was Andre, the music flowing through the horn as a singer would sing. With "pervasive air" as Jay Friedman would say. And then the intonation of Herseth ringing out over the orchestra no matter what the dynamic. They always come to my mind first.
    edit: Yeah, I like jazz too. Louis and Clifford are good starters.
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  10. Gendreauj

    Gendreauj Piano User

    Aug 26, 2013
    Kenny Dorham, Al Hirt, Herb Alpert, Warren Vache,Cindy Bradley,Shaye Cohn.
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